FROM THE BLOG
  • COVID-19 and Employment Practice – Q&A with Angela Walker March 27, 2020

    Attorney Angela Walker on COVID-19, advising employees, and the practice of law. This article was originally prepared for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education March 27, 2020.  The original post can be found here.

    Angela Walker is a founding partner at Blanchard & Walker PLLC. Angela handles severance negotiations and career strategies for her clients. She has extensive experience with equal pay, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and disability rights cases. Here, Angela shares some of her thoughts on practicing during this time, as well as her analysis of some of the biggest issues facing employees. (more…)

  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act March 25, 2020
    MDHHS: What should you do if you think you have been exposed?

    Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak as legal professionals means constant monitoring so that we can provide clients and callers with the most up-to-date information and advice possible.   The  Families First Coronavirus Response Act has temporarily expanded paid leave rights in two important ways: creating a paid sick leave benefit for certain workers affected by the outbreak and a 12 week paid caregiver leave for parents caring for minor children during school closures.  How does it work? (more…)

  • Michigan Courts and COVID-19 March 19, 2020

    The Michigan Supreme Court issued Administrative Order 2020-2 on March 18, 2020.  The Order would supersede certain local administrative orders attempting to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak on a courthouse-by-courthouse basis. The new administrative order applies to all Michigan Courts and severely restricts all in person hearings in all but absolutely necessary cases.   Highlights of the AO include: (more…)