Birmingham Interviewed on Detroit Public Radio About Whether Maskless Retail Workers Are Breaking the Law

29 May 2020 WDET News

Partner John Birmingham Jr. was interviewed on WDET, Detroit Public Radio, about whether retail workers who are not wearing masks o the job are breaking Michigan law amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Birmingham said one of the major challenges for businesses is navigating the patchwork of laws and orders that exist and are constantly changing. But there’s one aspect that stands out.“I would say the most definitive law right now is Gov. [Gretchen] Whitmer’s order.” 

Under that order, Birmingham said, all of us — not just employees — need to wear face coverings when we’re within six feet of one another.

Employers need to develop a plan which includes face covering and personal protective equipment, and face covering is required if somebody is in a workplace where employees cannot consistently maintain a distance of at least six feet apart. 

Listen to the full interview here

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