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The Right Response to Workplace Harassment Complaints

  • July 12, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Michigan employees are protected from workplace harassment in both the private and public sectors through federal and state antidiscrimination statutes. Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act both recognize workplace harassment as a form employment discrimination. Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen’s […]

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MI COVID Rescission Order Leaves MIOSHA Rules Intact . . . For Now

  • June 18, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

On June 17, 2021, Michigan Governor Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services would rescind many of the emergency orders as of June 22, 2021. The earlier than expected termination of the Coronavirus emergency orders have the effect of rescinding the […]

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The Latest Michigan COVID-19 Workplace Rules

  • May 26, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

On Monday, May 24, 2021, Michigan’s Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, improvised on her Vacc to Normal plan less than a month after it was announced. After the CDC issued its announcement on May 13, 2021 – that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks […]

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“MI Vacc to Normal” Plan Sets Bar for Return to Workplace

  • May 5, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Last week, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued long-awaited guidance on the reopening of workplaces that have been limited during the pandemic. The Vacc to Normal challenge uses four vaccination based milestones (using data of Michiganders 16 years and older who have received their first vaccine […]

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Regulations paused under new administration

  • February 17, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Days after publishing Independent Contractor Rule Gets An Update . . . For Now, the Biden administration was inaugurated and the new President used his first days of office to put a freeze on proposed regulations with pending effective dates. This is not unusual once […]

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Independent Contractor Rule Gets an Update . . . For Now

  • January 19, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Labor issued a final rule on classifying workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, clarifying the test to determine who is an independent contractor. The FLSA requires covered employers to pay nonexempt employees minimum wage for every […]

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Zana Tomich Named a “Go-To” Business Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

  • January 4, 2021
  • by Emily

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466 Detroit—December 30, 2020—Zana Tomich, co-founder of Detroit-headquartered law firm Dalton & Tomich PLC, has been named a Michigan “Go-To” Lawyer for Business by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  The publication’s “Go-To” Lawyer honor spotlights Michigan lawyers who are leaders […]

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New Vaccines Raise New Questions for Employers

  • January 2, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

For employers, a new year brings new hope that life will return to normal soon. Finally, in 2021, there’s reason for optimism on that score. To begin with, Congress has passed an appropriations bill that includes a fresh stimulus package. Of course, most promising of […]

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Can employers require a COVID-19 vaccine for employees?

  • October 28, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make an impact on businesses. In fact, over the past nine months, the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way business is conducted in the U.S. With state governments ordering social distancing, remote work, and limitations on the capacity of various […]

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New Executive Order Narrows COVID-19 Protections For Employees

  • September 1, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

Previously, we informed Employers of State and Federal protocols addressing a COVID-19 positive result in the workplace. The focus of the post was Executive Order 2020-166, which described the protections afforded to employees who tested positive, or exhibited the “principal symptoms” of COVID-19.  Since that […]

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The business and employment attorneys of Dalton & Tomich take your business just as seriously as you do. Attorneys Zana Tomich and Noel Sterett are trusted by closely held family businesses and others across Michigan and Northern Illinois as invaluable partners and counselors. We guarantee all your calls and emails will be returned within one business day so you can focus on what you do best: running your business.