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Michigan Workers’ Compensation Hearings Update Related to COVID-19

A message from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity:

In accordance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), effective March 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm, the Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency and the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates are suspending in-person hearings until April 20, 2020.

Magistrates will be available to conduct hearings remotely with in-person hearings only taking place with prior approval of the magistrate. We will be communicating additional guidance in the very near future.

**Again, please stay tuned to this space for further updates from the jurisdictions handled by the firm.

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