Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Page

We have developed this resource center as a reference source for businesses and individuals on the legal, regulatory, and commercial implications of the coronavirus COVID-19.

This resource center has been prepared by Butzel Long as information only and does not constitute legal advice.  This information is not intended to create, and receipt of the information does not constitute a client-lawyer relationship.  Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel.


Urgent Issues Regarding Executive Orders:  Contact the Butzel Long Executive Order Analysis Team

Questions Regarding the CARES Act: Contact the Butzel Long CARES Act Assistance Team

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Upcoming Webinars:

April 1, 2020, 11:00 AM - Butzel Long Attorneys to speak at the Sustainable Manufacturing Virtual Conference - COVID-19: The Effect on Your People, Your Industry, Your Company

Resources:

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 ("The CARES" Act)

March 31, 2020 - Webinar: The CARES Act: What Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Need to Know

March 28, 2020 - What To Know: Highlights of the $2 Trillion Federal Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rescue Package (CARES Act) for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

Michigan Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19)

March 24, 2020 - What You Need To Do if Your Business is Exempt from the “Stay Home” Order, And What You Need To Do Even if it is Not

Automotive

March 30, 2020 - Federal Government Revises its Guidance on the Meaning of Essential Critical Workers

March 27, 2020 - USTR Opens New Portal to Apply For Exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs on Imports from China That Impact COVID-19 National Emergency

March 26, 2020 - Webinar: Automotive Industry Outlook and Workforce Issues as the Coronavirus Impact Escalates (click here for more information)

March 26, 2020 - The Defense Production Act: What's Up with That?

March 25, 2020 - Webinar: Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic (click here for more information)

March 20, 2020 - Please Join Us for a Webinar! Big Three Automakers Suspend Operations: The Legal Effects on the Supply Chain (click here for more information)

March 20, 2020 - President Trump Invokes Defense Production Act Authority - How Could That Affect the Auto Industry?

March 4, 2020 - Butzel Long Automotive Industry Group Presents: Coronavirus and Force Majeure

February 3, 2020 - Impact of Coronavirus Spreads to the Auto Industry

Business/Corporate

April 2, 2020 - Mexico’s Stop Order for Non-Essential Business

April 1, 2020 - EGLE Identifies Process for Requesting Use of Enforcement Discretion During COVID-19 Response

March 30, 2020 - M&A Activity Infected by COVID-19

March 27, 2020 - EPA Issues Enforcement Discretion Policy During COVID-19 Crisis

March 27, 2020 - What To Know: Highlights of the $2 Trillion Federal Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rescue Package (CARES Act) for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

March 26, 2020 - Business Governance Issues of Remote/Virtual Meetings: How Can your Corporation or LLC Conduct Remote Meetings?

March 26, 2020 - Mexico's Secretary of Health Issues Work Guidance for the COVID-19 Outbreak 

March 25, 2020 - Webinar: Practical and Legal Aspects of Restructuring Strategies in a Financial Crisis (click here for more information)

March 24, 2020 - Webinar:  RIFs, Rightsizing, and Cost Savings During the Coronavirus Crisis (click here for more information)

March 24, 2020 - Reduction In Force Checklist:  Considerations for COVID-19 Related Workforce Reductions

March 24, 2020 - Oakland County Businesses Remaining Open Under Executive Order 2020-21: Must Conduct Employee Screenings in Addition to Social Distancing Practices

March 24, 2020 - What You Need To Do if You are in the Aerospace and/or Defense Industries and Your Business is Exempt from the "Stay Home" Order, And What You Need To Do Even if it is Not

March 24, 2020 - Environmental Compliance During COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Restrictions

March 23, 2020 - Michigan Small Business Relief Program to Provide Grants & Loans to Michigan Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

March 23, 2020 - The United States and Mexico Reach A Joint Agreement to Impose Travel Restrictions on Non-Essential Travel

March 19, 2020 - “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of Conducting an Internal Investigation

March 18, 2020 - Price Gouging Liability under the Michigan Consumer Protection Act

March 17, 2020 - [Re]Seller Beware! Michigan Expands Laws Aimed At Curbing Price Gouging During State of Emergency

March 11, 2020 - Business Interruption Due to the Coronavirus: Is It Covered by Insurance?

March 4, 2020 - Butzel Long Automotive Industry Group Presents: Coronavirus and Force Majeure

March 3, 2020 - Force Majeure Under Chinese Law and How It May Apply to U.S. Business Interests

February 3, 2020 - Impact of Coronavirus Spreads to the Auto Industry

Cannabis

March 26, 2020 - Obtaining Cannabis During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 18, 2020 - MMFLA and MRTMA Temporary Process of Issuance of License

Construction

March 26, 2020 - MDOT Issues Guidance on Field Operations During The COVID-19 Outbreak

March 24, 2020 - Michigan's Stay-at-Home Order Spares Some in the Construction Industry

March 12, 2020 - Coronavirus and the Construction Industry: Plans and Procedures for Construction Companies to Implement to Mitigate the Impact of the Coronavirus

Cybersecurity and Privacy

March 12, 2020 - Beware of Phishing Emails Claiming to Have Updates or Remedy Information About Coronavirus

Health Care

March 27, 2020 - Gov. Whitmer Issues Executive Order Relaxing Rules on Pharmacists and Out-of-State Wholesale Distributors Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

March 26, 2020 - Webinar: Executive Orders on COVID-19: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know (click here for more information)

March 18, 2020 - States Receive Guidance on Paying for Medicaid Telehealth Services for Fee-for-Service from CMS

March 17, 2020 - HHS Lessens Restrictions on Telehealth Services During COVID-19 Outbreak 

March 16, 2020 - CMS Waives Some Provider Rules to Provide More Access to Services

March 9, 2020 - Emergency Federal Legislation Relaxes Medicare Requirement for Telehealth Services to Combat COVID-19

Immigration

March 31, 2020 - Webinar: Response to the Spread of COVID-19: The Impact on Employment of Foreign Nationals

March 20, 2020 - Update on Suspension of Operations of Certain U.S. Consulates in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

March 18, 2020 - USCIS Field Offices, Asylum Offices, and Application Support Centers are Closed to Mitigate the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 17, 2020 - Canada Announces Travel Restrictions In an Effort to Slow COVID-19 Spread

March 16, 2020 - Suspension of Operations of Certain U.S. Consulates in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak (updated March 17, 2020)

March 13, 2020 - Presidential Proclamation Suspending the Entry of Foreign Nationals Who Have Been Present in Europe within the Schengen Area

Insurance

March 11, 2020 - Business Interruption Due to the Coronavirus: Is It Covered by Insurance?

Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits

March 30, 2020 - New DOL Guidance Narrows New Paid Leave Requirements and Provides Welcome Clarity for Employers

March 30, 2020 - Qualified Retirement Plans - New, More Flexible, "Coronavirus Rules"

March 26, 2020 - Webinar: Automotive Industry Outlook and Workforce Issues as the Coronavirus Impact Escalates (click here for more information)

March 26, 2020 - EEOC Issues New Guidance Expanding Symptoms Screening

March 26, 2020 - Retirement Plan Cost Savers

March 25, 2020 - Webinar: An Employer’s Guide to the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Paid Leave and Expanded FMLA Requirements (click here for more information)

March 24, 2020 - Webinar: RIFs, Rightsizing, and Cost Savings During the Coronavirus Crisis (click here for more information)

March 24, 2020 - Oakland County Businesses Remaining Open Under Executive Order 2020-21: Must Conduct Employee Screenings in Addition to Social Distancing Practices

March 19, 2020 - President Trump Signs The Families First Coronavirus Response Act - What Do Employers Need to Know?

March 18, 2020 - Coronavirus Webinar: The Employment Perspective

March 16, 2020 - DBusiness Magazine Publishes Blog "Employers - Frequent Communication with Employees is Key During Pandemic" Written by Butzel Long Attorney Rebecca Davies

March 13, 2020 - COVID-19 – “Work from Home” Emergency Employment Plans – 10 Things to Think About

March 5, 2020 - COVID-19: Important Considerations for Employers

Litigation/Appellate

March 26, 2020 - AO 2020-4: The Michigan Supreme Court Suspends Filing Deadlines in the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, But Not Circuit Court Appeals

March 24, 2020 - AO 2020-3:  What Does the Michigan Supreme Court’s Tolling Order Mean for You?

March 23, 2020 - “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and How Covid-19 Could Forever Change the Need for Oral Argument and Why the Written Brief Is All Too Important

March 17, 2020 - Jurisdictional Appellate Deadlines Remain In Effect During Covid-19 Interruptions

Multimedia/Recordings

March 31, 2020 - Webinar: The CARES Act: What Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Need to Know

March 31, 2020 - Webinar: Response to the Spread of COVID-19: The Impact on Employment of Foreign Nationals

March 26, 2020 - Webinar: Automotive Industry Outlook and Workforce Issues as the Coronavirus Impact Escalates

March 26, 2020 - Webinar: Executive Orders on COVID-19: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know

March 25, 2020 - Webinar: Practical and Legal Aspects of Restructuring Strategies in a Financial Crisis

March 25, 2020 - Webinar: An Employer’s Guide to the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Paid Leave and Expanded FMLA Requirements

March 24, 2020 - Webinar: RIFs, Rightsizing, and Cost Saving During the Coronavirus Crisis

March 20, 2020 - Webinar: Big Three Automakers Suspend Operations: The Legal Effects on the Supply Chain


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