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Employers Remember to Take These Steps by April 1, 2020

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Karl W. Butterer
Foster Swift Legal Update E-blast
March 31, 2020

Coronavirus EmploymentEmployers covered under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act must post this DOL poster regarding FFCRA Requirements at a conspicuous place on the work premises by April 1, 2020. 


Employers must designate any critical infrastructure employees and employees performing minimum basic operations in writing under Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-21 by April 1, 2020.  https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626--,00.html  Employers may make such written designations by electronic message, public website or other appropriate means. 

In an effort to provide you with up to date information, below are links to very recent, as well as prior, government publications related to COVID-19. In case you missed it, here is an article on the new DOL guidance excluding workers from federal emergency paid sick leave: 

U.S. Department of Labor

Below are links to the March 24, 2020  DOL publications related to COVID-19:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Below are links to the March 28, 2020 updates and guidance published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security related to critical infrastructure workers.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Memorandum on Identification of Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response
(Originally published March 19, 2020 and updated on March 28, 2020)


Below are other useful government resources related to COVID-19: