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U. S. Chamber Resources

Materials, resources, and important updates from the U.S. Chamber:


Latest News for Employers

Unemployment Benefits Expanded

Gov. Whitmer signed an executive order to expand eligibility for unemployment benefits in effect from March 16 through April 12. Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance program provides temporary income to workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own. Learn about who the benefits are extended to and apply online.

Unemployment Insurance Work Share program visit Michigan.gov/UIA

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the bill provides, among other things, provisions to address paid sick leave, paid family and medical leave and unemployment insurance for workers displaced by the ongoing outbreak. Read the details here.

The DOL issued guidance on how the act will affect employers and employees: a fact sheet for employers, for employees, and a questions and answers document. The DOL will issue more information for employers with fewer than 50 employees soon. Read the details here. 


What You Need to Navigate COVID-19

Business Leaders for Michigan Resources 
Business Leaders for Michigan is working to help employers, associations and our state respond quickly and effectively to the COVID-19 global health emergency by gathering best practices from global companies and the most up-to-date information from state and national government sources. 

Deloitte: Resilient Leadership Response to COVID-19
Deloitte created a response plan for businesses to utilize to respond, recover, and thrive.

Dickinson Wright: Pandemic Workplace Response – Now What?
Learn about how COVID-19, legislation, and orders will affect your workplace along with teleworking concerns, employment laws, and business interruptions.

DTE Energy Assistance Policies and Programs during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
DTE Energy has temporarily revised its shutoff policies for low-income customers. DTE is providing additional assistance to low-income customers affected by the pandemic.

ICAT Logistics DTW: Domestic and International Shipping for COVID-19 Essential Supplies
As we navigate through sudden changes to the world’s transportation and logistics systems, ICAT Logistics remains fully staffed and operational to support business needs throughout the global coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

McKinsey & Company: 7-point Checklist for Businesses
McKinsey & Company outlined seven actions that can help businesses of all kinds with crisis management during COVID-19.  

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Toolkit
While information around this outbreak is changing rapidly, this toolkit will help statewide businesses help educate employers and employees on how to prepare for and address the impacts of the coronavirus. 

Michigan Economic Development Corp.
Provides a list of resources and information for Michigan businesses during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Michigan Manufacturers Association Resources
Resources provided by public agencies and MMA Premium Associate Members. 

Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) Health & Human Services Buyer and Supplier Matchmaking Tool
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect program is now offering a free, online procurement platform to assist suppliers of critical health and human services across a broad range of categories to access critical supplies and products as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

PwC: Confidently Navigate Through the Crisis
PwC provided information for companies to triage operation essentials, such as incident management and stakeholder communications.  

Rehmann Resources
Rehmann is focused on providing practical guidance and insights to build and strengthen organizations and guide individuals as we navigate through the uncertainty and complexity of this pandemic, together. Whether it’s assistance with new ways of conducting business remotely, help navigating complex HR matters, or assistance with cash-flow management and projections, Rehmann professionals are prepared and ready to provide you with insight, expertise and the solutions you need.

Warner Norcross + Judd COVID-19 Resource Center
Warner Norcross + Judd’s cross-disciplinary team of attorneys has created the COVID-19 Resource Center as an easy to use information center to help clients understand the news, get answers to frequently asked questions and prepare for the legal implications. There are a lot of unknowns connected to COVID-19 right now. Know that Warner attorneys and staff remain committed to answering your questions and to provide the solutions you need now – and for as long as it takes.

This information is provided by Warner Norcross + Judd LLP and is intended for general information purposes only. It does not provide legal advice on any specific facts and circumstances and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

SEMCA Michigan Works!: American Job Centers Open for Appointment Only
To protect the health and safety of participants and staff, Michigan Works! will no longer hold in-person registration for work, and encourages you to call to make an appointment.

Unemployment Insurance Agency: Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association
Navigate Work Share, employer field claims, and Executive Order No. 2020-10.


Stay Productive While Working Remote

Working remotely can be difficult for some, but there are ways to increase productivity and improve productivity levels overall. Read more.


Additional Resources:

State of Michigan

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)


COVID-19 Business Survey

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S. and cases in Michigan increase, it is important to remain calm and informed on the status and threats. The Chamber is providing the latest updates and resources for your business to take the appropriate measures to protect employee and customer health. Take the survey.

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