Earlier this year, we reported that Michigan had passed a new paid sick leave law (NEW LAW: Michigan To Incrementally Increase Minimum Wage to $12.00 Per Hour). In this article, we cautioned employers that since the law that was initially passed was scheduled to be a ballot initiative (the Michigan Minimum wage Initiative) in the November 2018 election, the Michigan legislature would likely amend the law (and in amending the law, would make substantial changes to the minimum wage increase).
Well, the Michigan legislature did not disappoint. On December 14, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 1171 (the Improved Workforce Opportunity Act) into law. This new law while it still increases Michigan’s minimum wage to over $12.00 per hour, it changes the planned increase in two important ways: Continue reading NEW LAW: Michigan Amends Improved Workforce Opportunity Act