We Love Where You Live

Navigating Michigan’s Work Share Program for Your Community

June 24, 2020

Host: Emily Kieliszewski, Member Programs Lead, Michigan Municipal League

Brandon Fournier, Partner, Shifman Fournier Law

Frank Peterson, City Manager, Muskegon

Michigan’s Work Share program allows employers to restart their business and bring employees back while still maintaining some unemployment benefits. Brandon Fournier of Shifman Fournier Law and Frank Peterson, City Manager of Muskegon, discuss how local governments can best implement the program in their community, the issues they have come across, best practices to follow, and labor considerations to think about before adopting the program.