Cliff Hammond, Shareholder, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, joins Chris Holman to talk about what businesses need to know about safely getting back to work in the office. Cliff is a member of Foster Swift's Employers Services practice group in the Southfield and Lansing offices where he focuses his practice on employment and labor law counsel and litigation. In the interview, they cover how should employers deal with employees who have a medical issue working in the office, letting go of workers, specific COVID rules that are still enforced, and expected changes in the workplace from the State.
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Over the course of their discussion, Cliff and Chris tackle these big issues that face companies as we enter the phase where offices might remain remote, go to a hybrid model, or where all come back into the company's facility.
1) Are employees required to report to work now that the feasibility requirement for in-person work has been removed by MIOSHA;
2) How should employers deal with employees who have a medical issue working in the office;
3) Can employers fire employees who will not work in person?
4) Are there any specific COVID rules still in force now?
5) Should we expect changes in workplaces and from the State, if so what type of changes?