By A. Scott Hecker, Brent I. Clark, and Patrick D. Joyce

Seyfarth Synopsis: Michigan OSHA (MIOSHA) enacted COVID-19 emergency rules on October 14, 2020, less than two weeks after the Michigan Supreme Court’s October 2 ruling invalidated many of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 executive orders.

At the direction of Governor Whitmer, MIOSHA codified the Governor’s prior executive
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By Brent I. ClarkPatrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Michigan Supreme Court recently ruled that Michigan Governor Whitmer lacked the authority to declare a “state of emergency” or a “state of disaster” beyond April 30, 2020, and that the authority delegated to the Governor under the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act
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By James L. CurtisAdam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has amended its construction safety and health standards for fixed and portable ladders. The updated standard adds specified requirements for the use of self-supporting portable ladders.

Under the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, state plan states
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