Earlier this year, we reported that Michigan had passed a new paid sick leave law (see NEW LAW: Michigan’s New Earned Sick Time Law). In this article, we cautioned employers that since the law that was initially passed was scheduled to be a ballot initiative (the Michigan Paid Sick Leave 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 requirements).
Well, the Michigan legislature did not disappoint. On December 14, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 1175 (the Paid Medical Leave Act) into law. This new law amends and greatly overhauls the Michigan paid sick and safe time law as follows: Continue reading NEW LAW: Michigan Amends Earned Sick Time Act