Other Leaves: Michigan
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Daniel G. Cohen, Pilchak & Cohen, PC
- Michigan state law provides various leaves of absence in addition to those leaves granted by federal law. See Michigan - Leaves of Absence.
- Michigan does not have a separate law governing family leave, but rather follows the federal law. See Family and Medical Leave of Absence.
- Michigan law prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees who serve as jurors. See Jury Duty Leave.
- Michigan law prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees who must attend court as a victim of a crime or victim representative. See Crime Victim Leave.
- There is no state law that requires sick leave or vacation time. The Payment of Wage and Fringe Benefits Act simply obligates an employer to provide such benefits in accordance with any written contract or policy. See Sick Leaves and Vacation Time.
- Michigan law provides leave and reemployment rights to members of the state National Guard and militia. See Military Leaves of Absence.
- Members of the civil air patrol may take job-protected leave to respond to an emergency. See Civil Air Patrol Leave.
- Michigan law generally prohibits municipalities from enacting their own leave laws. See Limitation on Local Leave Laws.