State Coronavirus Employer Resources
All employers need to stay up to date on the latest rules and need to be ready to implement strategies to protect their workforce from the coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations. Here are a few resources to support you and your employees. Remember, state resources provide guidance that applies across the state, and there may be more restrictive or specific guidelines in your area, be sure to seek local resources as well.
Agriculture Employment Compliance Guide - Varnum Attorneys At Law
The Agriculture Employment Compliance Guide is provided through a partnership of Michigan Farm Bureau's Great Lakes Ag Labor Services LLC and Varnum LLP. Subscribers receive up-to-the-minute guidance on compliance with Executive Orders and other regulations related to COVID-19, in addition to practical information focusing on common employment law issues.
The guide also includes templates for:
- COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan with Work Rules
- COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan Policy
- Temperature Testing Policy
- Temperature Testing Notice
- EO-111 Housing Posting
A one-year subscription to the guide is available for $600.
The Agriculture Employment Compliance Guide does qualify as reimbursable COVID-19 training expenses under the Michigan Agriculture Safety Grant Program. The $15 million program, which became operational on July 15, was created to assist farms and agricultural processors in their efforts to mitigate risks of COVID-19 among essential workers. Grant funds are limited and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Coronavirus Toolkit - Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Michigan’s economic foundation remains strong. The Michigan Chamber’s COVID-19 Toolkit will provide you with the latest and most relevant information on the virus and business recovery efforts. They continue to update it with new information as these issues develop.
While information around this outbreak is changing rapidly, the extensive list of resources linked from the site are intended to help educate employers and employees on how to prepare for and address the impacts of the coronavirus.
Michigan Chamber members are committed to helping businesses safely reopen. Also on the site is a list of member companies who have voluntarily indicated they source, manufacture or distribute PPE equipment. The Michigan Chamber is providing the links as information only and cannot guarantee immediate supply stock or service availability of PPE equipment. Contact the company directly for product information, availability and warranty.
COVID-19 Resources - Wisconsin Safety Council
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Wisconsin Safety Council continue to monitor the situation related to the novel coronavirus and are in contact with members, national partners and government agencies.
Wisconsin Safety Council recently released a set of guidelines and best practices for businesses as they begin to reopen. This publication is meant to summarize guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Safety Council (NSC) on how to safely open and operate businesses.
These guidelines and best practices can help serve as a reference for employers.