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Michigan court stays ruling on minimum wage and paid sick leave

There has been some confusion regarding the recent court rulings on Michigan’s sick leave and minimum wages laws.

The current legal state of the matter is that a judge has delayed any changes from the court, stemming from a July 19, 2022 ruling, that will affect the state’s minimum wage or paid sick time laws. This delay will likely last until at least February 19, 2023. 

If the court’s decision from July 19, 2022 - currently on hold until next February - ultimately goes into effect, Michigan employers will need to be prepared to adjust their minimum wage to $12 per hour and potentially adjust their paid sick leave plans, as well. Small employers who are currently exempt from Michigan paid sick leave would be required to provide this benefit under the ruling. Additional information on the potential impact of this July 19 decision can be found here, courtesy of Rhoades McKee. 

Adams Keegan will provide updates on this issue as they become available.



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