Small Business Compliance with Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-21

Effective Tuesday March 24, 12:01 am, employers with certain exceptions, were ordered by Governor Whitmer to cease all operations that cannot be performed by employees working remotely from their homes. Following are the obligations for business in Michigan. We have heard from many members that they are thinking of staying open.  We understand this instinct, but we also understand the Governor’s EO.  If you are thinking of staying open, please use this simple exercise when making that decision.

UIA Offers Update on Unemployment System, Provides Tips to Get Help as Soon as Possible

“The UIA is working hard and fast to handle the influx of applications for unemployment benefits as we deal with the COVID-19 crisis. While an unprecedented number of calls and clicks has challenged the system, particularly during peak hours, we want to assure Michiganders that the system is providing emergency financial relief,” said UIA Director Steve Gray.

Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses

The U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees.

Dearborn Group COVID-19 Updates

Because the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is ever-changing, Dearborn Group wanted to provide an update on the steps they are taking to continue to service their invaluable SBAM members.  Below are links to marketing materials and FAQs that outlines their efforts.

In addition, to help assist with COVID-19 support and resources, they are offering a special hotline that is staffed from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. The toll-free hotline is (844)-244-7657. This is being provided at no cost to ALL Dearborn Group insureds.

They want to assure you that they are working hard and taking extra precautions to minimize service disruptions to all Dearborn Group customers and members.

COVID-19 and Leaves of Absence
COVID-19 Hotline Information