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Attorneys try to solve  ‘Pandemic Puzzle’

Dykema’s Labor & Employment attorneys has scheduled a webinar on Monday, Sept. 13 to address the complicated return to work issues employers are encountering amid the continued impact of COVID-19. 

“Solving the Pandemic Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together for Employers on Vaccines, Masks, Accommodation and More” will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m.

This session will address the various return to work issues employers are encountering as a result of the pandemic.

Discussions are planned regarding order, ordinances and executive orders in various states, including California, Texas, and Michigan and recommendations for employers about best practices for implementing a return to work plan.

Speakers include Jim Hermon, member, Detroit; Allison Scott, associate, Los Angeles; and Dan Stern, member, San Antonio

Questions for discussion can be submitted in advance.

Visit www.dykema.com/resources-events.html to register.


Literary Ladies Book Club meeting scheduled for September 30

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan will present its next Literary Ladies Book Club online Thursday, Sept. 30, beginning at 6 p.m. via Zoom.

The club will be discussing “A Long Petal of the Sea” by Isabel Allende.

To register for this online discussion, visit www.womenlawyers.org and click on “events.”


Redistricting panel sued over deadline for new maps

LANSING (AP) — A Michigan commission drawing new maps for seats in Congress and the Legislature is being sued over its plan to skip a Nov. 1 deadline to create the districts.

The lawsuit by a Detroit-area activist means the Michigan Supreme Court could ultimately get involved. The court earlier this year turned down the commission's request for new deadlines and legal cover from lawsuits.

The commission hopes to have maps ready for a final vote by Dec. 30, citing a delay in detailed census data. Critics, however, said an earlier deadline in the Michigan Constitution can't be ignored.

“Despite having the required 2020 census data, the defendant has chosen to deliberately ignore the clear mandate" in the constitution, Robert Davis said in a lawsuit Tuesday.

The commission declined to comment.

The commission was approved by voters to take mapmaking out of the hands of lawmakers and the governor. Four are aligned with the Democratic Party, four with the Republican Party and five with no party.

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