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Important Update: Remote Work

Under Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-160, any work that is capable of being performed remotely (i.e. without the worker leaving his or her home or place of residence) must be performed remotely. Additional information on the order can be found here. On August 5, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-162. Governor Whitmer amended Executive Order 2020-160, to clarify that the “must be performed remotely” requirement does not apply to Regions 6 and 8. In Regions 6 and 8, work that was capable of being performed remotely should be performed remotely. Read the firm’s recent eAlert titled “State of Michigan Slows Down Reopening” that addresses this and many other updates to the executive orders and reopening of the state.

As the world addresses COVID-19, we are continuously challenged to adapt to our present circumstances and regulatory environment. While we are implementing workplace safeguards and changing our personal and professional lives, we need to be thinking about what comes next. Thoughtful planning to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on our businesses, families and communities can help us be more prepared to respond.    
Warner has an interdisciplinary team of attorneys thinking critically about the changes prompted by this novel coronavirus. As we counsel our clients and help them prepare and respond to what may come, we have developed an array of specific tools and other resources, a few of which are highlighted below. We encourage you to review this information, read the business and legal insights from our attorneys, and contact a Warner attorney to discuss your particular legal needs. You can also have updates delivered directly to your inbox by sending your email address to

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