June 9, 2020

Penalty for violating Gov. Whitmer’s coronavirus safety guidelines isn’t legal, court rules

The Court of Claims on June 4 deemed a portion of Whitmer’s June 5 order establishing coronavirus safety guidelines as a prerequisite to the opening of businesses "null and void.”

The Court ruled that the only penalty allowed by law is the 90 day / $100.00 fine. She cannot impose additional penalties such as those, addrrssed in this case, under MI-OSHA regulations.

The Court also ruled that "while the [MI-OSHA] penalty section of the executive order can’t be imposed, Murray said the unrelated portions remain enforceable and in tact."

Read more at mLive.com

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