Time Magazine: The Fight for Working Mothers
March 4, 2021
Read about our client’s struggle in Time Magazine this week. Tamara Brown was denied the right to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and fired for having child care responsibilities. Despite federal law and leave rights, employers who did not keep up with the law have done wrong to so many Michigan workers: fired when they should receive paid leave; forcing working moms to choose between family safety and a right to keep a job.Nobody should be forced to make that choice.
COVID-19 Employment Law Updates and Legal Resources (Updated 12/21/2020)
December 21, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present many challenges for the Michigan workplace. The law and circumstances are changing almost daily. We are regularly monitoring and updating workplace rights resources we have found helpful. Additional Blanchard & Walker Resource Pages and Factsheets provide more detailed discussion on specific COVID-19 topics:
- Workplace Safety – Industry Specific and Local Guidance in Michigan
- UIA Unemployment Benefits in Michigan under COVID-19
- The Courts and COVID-19
Keep in mind this is not intended to be legal advice. Legal rights in any individual case need to be evaluated in consultation with an attorney. (more…)
RETURN-TO-WORK: WORKPLACE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS DURING COVID-19
November 1, 2020
For those who are working in public during the COVID-19 outbreak, effective workplace safety is a great concern. For everyone’s safety, violations should be reported to local public health departments and appropriate state agencies. Discrimination or retaliation for raising COVID-19 workplace safety concerns is prohibited.