FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2020
Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Allowing Administrative Hearings by Phone, Video Conference
LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-132, which continues to allow certain state administrative hearings to be held by video conference or phone in place of in-person hearings. This order is effective immediately and remains in effect through July 31, 2020.
“By extending this executive order, we can protect public health and safety by allowing certain agencies and commissions to conduct their important work remotely, ” Governor Whitmer said. “Many Michiganders have done their part to protect the heroes on the front lines and lower the chance of a second wave, but COVID-19 is still impacting Michiganders across the state. That’s why it is important that we do not let our guard down yet and continue doing our part to protect Michigan families.”
Executive Order 2020-132 permits the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Unemployment Insurance Agency, and other administrative hearings to be held by video conference or phone in place of in-person hearings. The order also temporarily allows e-signatures in place of written signatures on related documents.
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