Additional Safeguards Issued to Protect Michigan Workers

As many manufacturers have resumed and ramped up production in the last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued yet another set of workplace safety requirements for in-person operations in Executive Order 2020-97. In addition to the requirements put in place on Monday, the new order also requires that employees with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 can only return to the workplace after they are no longer infectious as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Additionally, while the Governor cautioned that she may extend the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order which is set to expire a week from today, she did continue the gradual reopening of Michigan’s economy by permitting additional car sales and retail activities and greenlighting non-essential medical, dental and veterinary procedures to resume 5/28/20 with Executive Order 2020-96.

MMA continues to work closely with the Administration and legislative leaders as restrictions are lifted and additional regulations are put in place. For help making your facility safe and productive, see MMA’s interactive MFG Tools for Safe & Productive Operations for best practices, as well as critical products and services offered by fellow MMA members.

New & Notable

Does Your Company Qualify for
Federal or State Relief Programs?

Federal and state programs have continued to evolve as members have experienced workforce disruption, supply chain problems, revenue reductions and economic upheaval in the face of COVID-19. Make sure you’re aware of the most recent relief programs and up-to-date on employer obligations under these programs.

The MFG Financial Relief Tool Kit is regularly updated and is your go-to source for information on federal and state programs for which your company may be eligible.

Webinar: IT Security & Continuity Planning

Host: Rehmann (MMA Premium Associate Member)
Tuesday, May 26 • 9:00 a.m.
Register online.

The response to coronavirus has been unprecedented, for many businesses this “work-from-home” experiment launched them into decidedly unfamiliar territory. Join us to outline the strategies for achieving business continuity and security during the coronavirus outbreak.

MMA President & CEO John Walsh Featured in Webinar on International Contract Issues

Friday, June 12 • 2:00 p.m.
Register online.

Exporters across the U.S. have been profoundly impacted by the current crisis. Supply chains, workforce issues and local health rules may impact your ability to meet requirements of existing international contracts. Join MMA President & CEO John Walsh and others for advice on mitigating problems with international contracts resulting from the current global crisis.

Highlights include:

  • Practical advice to companies from the State Bar of Michigan, International Law Section experts
  • Discussion on what to do about existing contracts and ideas for drafting future contracts
  • Takeaways include a checklist of tips for reviewing future international contracts

Resources for Manufacturers

Find additional resources, including upcoming webinars, member-provided tools and the latest regulatory developments on MMA’s COVID-19 Resources.

Please continue to reach out to the MMA team with questions.