Nacht’s Take on the Shutdown

Everyone, including me and the governors that ordered it, hates the shutdown.  But some leaders are calling for an early end to it, prior to the time period recommended by epidemiologists. The claim is that “the cure is worse than the disease” or that “old people...

Emergency FMLA Leave under the FFCRA

Are you covered? If you have worked for your employer for at least 30 days and your employer has more than 50, but less than 500, employees, you will be entitled to Emergency FMLA leave. If your employer has less than 50 employees, you will be entitled to Emergency...

COVID-19 and Unemployment

If you become unemployed due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits. The fastest way to apply for and receive benefits is to apply online at http://www.michigan.gov/uia. Michigan has removed the in-person work registration requirement to...

COVID-19 and the FMLA

The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act requires that employers with 50 or more employees provide 12 weeks of unpaid leave to eligible employees. You will be eligible for FMLA leave if you worked for your employer for at least a year, and have worked 1,250 hours in...

Act with decency during tough times

In the past two days, Americans have turned from a people in denial to a people under siege.   In our lifetimes, we have not seen workplaces, schools, professional sports and concerts so dramatically affected except for a few days after September 11, 2001. We can...