IMPORTANT:  Court Decision on Sick Leave Mandate

January 30 2023

Categories: HR Solutions

IMPORTANT: Court Decision on Sick Leave Mandate

Breaking News to our K&A Update published December 14, 2022

The MI Court of Appeals has upheld the current Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA)

What this Means:

  • The Court of Appeals has sided with the legislature.
  • The Court of Claims stay has been reversed effective immediately. 
  • Michigan businesses will not be forced to make significant changes to their paid time off policies (PTO) and procedures effective February 19, 2023.  
  • Michigan businesses with fewer than 50 employees remain exempt from the minimum paid sick leave requirement.

What's Next:

  • Many legal experts anticipate this decision to be appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court. It is unclear whether the Court will hear the case.
  • Unless the Michigan Supreme Court subsequently decides to take up and reverse the Court of Appeals decision or the Legislature takes action, PMLA law effective March 29, 2019 remains unchanged.  

Koppinger & Associates can help you navigate the complex world of federal and state compliance. 

Contact us for solutions to turn confusion into clarity.

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