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May 2020 Archives

Should you be paid more if you work over 40 hours a week?

You work in construction, which means that it's important for you to understand the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, or CWHSSA. This is a basic act that requires all subcontractors and contractors to pay their mechanics and laborers, guards and watchmen one-half times their base pay for any hours worked over 40 in one workweek.

GUIDANCE ON GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-77

Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-77 on Thursday, May 7, 2020, updating the current stay at home" order by adding certain provisions for in-person work activities and adding certain Employee groups which can return to work. The Governor's EO 2020-70, issued on May 1, 2020, added construction and real estate activities to the list of industries that may be resumed for in-person activities, under certain lengthy conditions. EO 2020-77 added manufacturing to that list, including Employees necessary to perform the "start-up" activities for manufacturing, as of May 11, 2020. Workers necessary to train, credential, and license first responders and health care workers, and workers needed to support the supply chain and distributions of businesses that are in operation, were also added in EO 2020-77.

Post-traumatic stress disorder can be a disability

Social Security Disability benefits can be extremely helpful to people who have suffered a life-changing disability and cannot work. Social Security Disability benefits provide you and your family members benefits if you've worked long enough and paid into the Social Security system, but you must qualify for the benefits.

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