Legislature Acting to Extend Some COVID-19 Protections

The Legislature is poised to address some of the fallout from the recent Michigan Supreme Court decision that vacated Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19-related executive orders.   

Today, the Senate passed legislation preserving expanded unemployment benefits during the pandemic and permitting public bodies to meet virtually. Action was also taken to tie-bar MMA-supported legislation to shield employers from frivolous and baseless lawsuits arising out of COVID-19, a procedural move intended to strengthen the likelihood of passage and avoid a gubernatorial veto.  The Senate’s work today tees the bills up for House action on Tuesday, 10/13/20.

Get details on action taken by the Legislature and new orders issued by state and local agencies during a live webinar with MMA’s Government Affairs team on Friday, 10/16/20, at 1:00 p.m.  Hear the latest intelligence and offer your perspective to inform MMA’s efforts to protect manufacturing interests and prevent any interruption in manufacturing production.

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Call-in Number: 517-376-3715
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New & Notable

Webinar: PPP Loan Forgiveness Check-In

Host: Clayton & McKervey
(MMA Premium Associate Member)
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 • 2:00 p.m.
Register online.

A firm with Michigan roots but a global reach, Clayton & McKervey will review some of the most perplexing areas of PPP loan forgiveness. Share your questions and visit claytonmckervey.com for articles, tools, resources and solutions to help you get through this challenging time including a downloadable loan forgiveness tool.

Webinar: Access $75K in Matching
Funds to Offset Foreign Competition

Host: Great Lakes Trade
Adjustment Assistance Center
Thursday, October 15, 2020 • 9:30 a.m.
Register online.

Rising foreign competition in the time of COVID is a major challenge for many small manufacturers. Learn how the federally funded Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program can help qualified companies make the changes they need to get in shape for the long run.

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.


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