Executive Order 2020-36: Use Of PTO For Workers Affected By Covid-19

On April 3, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-36 which prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who stays home from work if the employee or a close contact has symptoms of COVID-19. Employers must treat absences for such employees as paid medical leave under Michigan’s Paid Medical Leave Act, or grant unpaid leave if paid leave is exhausted. Click here to read more about the mandatory leave requirements.