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Benchmark Litigation Names Bodman its Michigan Law Firm of the Year for 2022
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Benchmark Litigation Names Bodman its Michigan Law Firm of the Year for 2022

The internationally-recognized client- and peer-review journal Benchmark Litigation has named Bodman PLC its Michigan Litigation Law Firm of the Year for 2022. Bodman has earned Benchmark’s Law Firm of the Year award for an unprecedented nine consecutive years dating back…

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  • Sixth Circuit Reinstates Failure-to-Accommodate Claim Because Employer Prematurely Halted the Interactive Process
    06/14/2022

    A recent opinion by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (“Sixth Circuit” or “Court”), King v. Steward Trumbull Memorial Hospital (4/7/2022), addressed whether an employer failed to accommodate its employee’s potentially untimely request for unpaid leave.   Jeanne King (“King”)…

  • Every Deal Tells a Story: Communicating With Shareholders Regarding M&A Transactions
    06/08/2022

    When a company’s management and board decide to move forward with a proposed merger or acquisition, they do so believing the deal will be in the long-term interests of the company and relevant stakeholders. They’ve crunched the numbers, looked at…

  • Sixth Circuit Rejects Plaintiff’s Claim of “Hyper-Scrutiny” as Evidence of Discrimination
    05/20/2022

    In Boshaw v. Midland Brewing Company, Midland Brewing’s former restaurant operations manager, Boshaw, claimed he was terminated because of his “sexuality” in violation of Title VII and Michigan’s Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act (“ELCRA”). Boshaw alleged that the restaurant manager…

  • NLRB General Counsel Seeks to Facilitate Organizing
    04/19/2022

    The National Labor Relations Board’s current General Counsel, Jennifer Abbruzzo, is currently taking aggressive positions designed to help unions be more successful in organizing. The General Counsel is the agency’s top lawyer. While she cannot unilaterally change the law, she…

  • U.S. Department of Labor Announces Plans to “Go Back to the Future”
    03/18/2022

    The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced that it is taking steps in furtherance of the Biden Administration’s stated aim to increase workers’ wages. On Friday March 11, the DOL announced that it will review and update inter alia…

  • NLRB Targets More Restrictive Standard for Employee Handbooks and Work Rules
    03/17/2022

    The National Labor Relations Board’s (“Board”) upcoming decision in Stericyle, Inc., NLRB Docket No. 01-CA-137660 may impact how the Board assesses the lawfulness of employer work rules and handbook policies in both union and non-union workplaces. The NLRB’s General Counsel…

  • Sixth Circuit Decision Provides Guidance on Properly Managing Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Complaints
    03/11/2022

    A recent Sixth Circuit reported decision provides guidance for employers on the corrective actions necessary to respond to employee harassment allegations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. In Burns v. Berry Global, Inc., the Court recognized that Berry…

  • CDC and MDHHS Align on Mask Usage
    03/04/2022

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently endorsed mask leniency with its “post-surge” classification, primarily advising masking in high-risk congregate settings (e.g., long-term care and health care facilities, correctional facilities, shelters).   On February 25, 2022, the Centers…

  • Before You Sell Your Business: The Due Diligence Audit
    02/22/2022

    You’re a business owner heading into a meeting to pitch a potential client or customer for what would be a huge contract for your company. You’ve spent days or weeks preparing to put your best foot forward, answer questions, address…

  • Michigan Enacts First-Time Home Buyer Income Tax Provisions
    02/14/2022

    On February 9, 2022, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a law amending the Michigan Income Tax Act to allow a new deduction for contributions to certain “first-time home buyer” savings accounts.   The law includes provisions that create a new…

  • Senate Passes Bill Ending Mandated Arbitration in Sexual Misconduct Cases
    02/14/2022

    On February 10, 2022, the Senate passed a landmark bill prohibiting enforcement of pre-dispute contract provisions that mandate arbitration for sexual harassment or assault claims. The bill also prohibits a “pre-dispute joint action waiver.” This means that any agreement purporting…

  • OSHA Withdraws the Vaccinate-or-Test Emergency Temporary Standard
    01/27/2022

    On November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released its controversial Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), which required “large” employers to implement COVID-19 vaccine mandates or otherwise necessitate weekly testing of unvaccinated employees. OSHA may promulgate an ETS…

  • Supreme Court Split Decision: Employer Vaccine-or-Test Rule Blocked; Health Care Vaccine Mandate Upheld
    01/14/2022

    On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court issued two decisions regarding requests to enjoin rules issued by federal agencies intended to increase vaccination rates. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) The Supreme Court enjoined OSHA’s implementation…

  • Michigan Enacts Elective Flow-Through Entity Tax as “SALT Cap Workaround”
    12/21/2021

    On Monday, December 20, 2021, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill (H.B.) 5376 into law.  H.B. 5376, also referred to as Michigan’s “SALT Cap Workaround,” amends the Michigan Income Tax Act to allow flow-through entities taxed as partnerships or…

  • Stay Lifted: OSHA Prepares to Enforce Its Vaccinate-or-Test ETS
    12/20/2021

    On Friday, December 17, 2021, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved the stay that previously barred the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) from enforcing its Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), which requires employers with 100 or more employees to…

  • Updated Guidance from EEOC States Workers with COVID-19 May Be Protected Under ADA
    12/15/2021

    On December 14, 2021, the EEOC published updated guidance which states workers who contract COVID-19 can be protected from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Depending on each worker’s circumstances, the virus can cause impairments that meet one…

  • Negative Online Reviews of Your Business: Disgruntled Does Not Necessarily Mean Defamatory
    12/09/2021

    If you own a small business, someone has likely posted an online review of your company and its goods or services. From Yelp to TripAdvisor to Angie’s List to any number of websites tailored to particular industries or interests, online…

  • Court Places Hold on Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate
    12/09/2021

    On December 7, 2021, a federal court in Georgia issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the enforcement of Executive Order 14042 and its vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors.  The Court found there was a substantial likelihood that the…

  • Unionized Employers Must Bargain About Vaccine Policies
    11/17/2021

    On November 10, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel published OM 22-03 regarding the duty to bargain over issues related to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), which requires employers with 100 or…

  • Fifth Circuit Continues Its Stay of the OSHA ETS
    11/16/2021

    On November 6, 2021, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily stayed the vaccinate-or-test Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”).  After additional briefing, on November 12, 2021, the Fifth Circuit continued its preliminary…

  • Fifth Circuit Temporarily Halts Enforcement of the OSHA ETS Amidst a Flurry of Litigation
    11/08/2021

    On November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published its vaccinate-or-test Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), requiring employers with 100 or more employees to implement COVID-19 vaccine mandates or otherwise subject unvaccinated employees to weekly testing. As promised,…

  • OSHA Releases the Anticipated Vaccinate-or-Test Emergency Temporary Standard
    11/05/2021

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released its much-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), requiring “large” employers to implement COVID-19 vaccine mandates or otherwise subject unvaccinated employees to weekly testing, based upon the finding that COVID-19 poses a grave danger…

  • Prevailing Wage Reinstated for State Contracts
    10/14/2021

    On Thursday, October 7, 2021, three years after Michigan’s prevailing wage law was repealed, prevailing wage has been reinstated for certain state contracts. The prevailing wage directive requires contractors to pay union wages and benefits on state-funded projects. Michigan’s Management…

  • Sixth Circuit Addresses Actuarial Assumptions Regarding Withdrawal Liability
    10/13/2021

    In Sofco Erectors, Inc. v. Trustees of the Ohio Operating Engineers Pension Fund (“Sofco”) (September, 28, 2021), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a long awaited decision regarding the appropriateness of interest rate assumptions used by union pension funds…

  • Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Issues Guidance on Federal Contractor Covid-19 Protocols
    09/30/2021

    On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued guidance (“Guidance”) to federal contractors and subcontractors regarding required Covid-19 protocols.  The Guidance generally applies to all federal prime contractors and subcontractors at any tier who are a party…