Governor Opens Gyms and Pools and Permits Organized Sports

Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-176 this afternoon, allowing all gyms and pools in the state to reopen on 9/9/20 and permitting organized sports to resume, all subject to strict workplace safety protections detailed in Executive Order 2020-175.

Indoor theaters, performance venues and entertainment facilities — except for those in the Upper Peninsula and the Traverse City region — are to remain closed. Bowling alleys, roller rinks and ice rinks may only be open for organized sports put on by an institution or association that sets and enforces health and safety rules.

The workplace safety requirements of Executive Order 175, “Safeguards to Protect Michigan’s Workers from COVID-19,” replace those in Executive Order 161, but no changes were made to requirements specific to manufacturing facilities.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar: Why Now Is The Time
to Terminate Your Pension Plan

Host: Gallagher
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Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
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Despite the business and economic disruptions of COVID-19, current market conditions present an opportunity for employers struggling to fund ongoing pension plans.

Join MMA for a free and informative discussion with Alan Pitts, Area Senior Vice President for Gallagher, a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services, to learn how you can take advantage of declining interest rates to improve your company’s long-term financial outlook.

Webinar: Payroll Tax Deferral
Briefing with Maner Costerisan

Host: Maner Costerisan
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
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The IRS has issued guidance on President Donald J. Trump’s executive order deferring the payment of certain employee payroll taxes until 12/31/20.

Join MMA and Dennis Theis, a principal with the manufacturing-focused public accounting firm of Maner Costerisan, for a free critical briefing to learn how the deferral actually works in practice and hear about remaining uncertainties. Ask your questions of a seasoned CPA to make sure your company and your employees are competitive and protected.

Resources for Manufacturers

Stay updated and compliant with the many changes imposed over the last few weeks. Find state, federal and member resources on MMA’s COVID-19 Resources.

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