Michigan Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-77 today, permitting manufacturing workers to resume work as part of the MI Safe Start Plan. Manufacturing workers, including workers in the automotive industry, are allowed to resume work on May 11, 2020, one week ahead of the planned restart date of certain Michigan automakers. See Executive Order No. 2020-77, Section 10(k).

However, this resumption of work is subject to stringent precautionary measures and safeguards identified in the Order, including detailed requirements outlined in Section 11(k). These requirements include, among several other requirements:

  • daily entry screening protocols;
  • dedicated entry points;
  • suspension of non-essential in-person visits, such as tours;
  • reduction of congestion at common-spaces;
  • implementation of rotational shift schedules;
  • special training to avoid transmission of the virus;
  • staggered start times and meal times;
  • installation of temporary physical barriers; and
  • limitation of tool and equipment sharing.

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Laura C. Baucus, leader of Dykema’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group, has extensive experience representing banks and servicers in nationwide litigation involving mortgage products, mortgage loan servicing, escrow and insurance proceeds, and note and collateral enforcement. Her significant legal project management expertise includes…

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Courtney Kissel’s practice primarily focuses on government policy, including state constitutional law, election law, insurance law, Indian law, public finance, and public utility law.  Ms. Kissel is also significantly involved in Dykema’s appellate practice.

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Courtney Kissel’s practice primarily focuses on government policy, including state constitutional law, election law, insurance law, Indian law, public finance, and public utility law.  Ms. Kissel is also significantly involved in Dykema’s appellate practice.

In her government policy practice, Ms. Kissel has represented a number of universities in relation to a variety of constitutional issues, including issues related to university funding, constitutional autonomy, and academic freedom. Ms. Kissel has also represented a variety of clients in analyzing issues under the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act, including applicability and compliance issues.  Ms. Kissel has also been hired to advise state executive officials on a variety of issues.  In Michigan, Ms. Kissel has been appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General on a number of regulatory issues.  And, in addition, the State of Wisconsin and the State of Indiana both hired Ms. Kissel to advise their respective Governors on various issues related to tribal gaming and the complicated jurisdictional issues that relate to tribal sovereignty for state governments.  Finally, Ms. Kissel has represented a number of energy companies, including electric cooperatives and independent transmission companies, on a wide range of regulatory and compliance issues.  Ms. Kissel has handled everything from routine regulatory filings with the Michigan Public Service Commission to managing complex cross-jurisdictional discovery dockets for an electric transmission company that sought numerous local, state, and federal approvals of a merger transaction, which included coordination of multiple outside legal counsel, in-house legal counsel, in-house technical specialists, and regulators.