Michigan is an employee-friendly state. In this state, an employer may not base employment decisions upon arrests that do not result in conviction. The state does not require meal or rest breaks for employees 18 or older. This is just a couple of the employment laws that exist in this state.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Michigan.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Updated when to include, policy and guidance to reflect discrimination protections based on membership or service in the military or naval forces of any state, effective June 12, 2016.
Updated policy and guidance to reflect the extension of National Guard reemployment rights to members of the National Guards of other states, effective June 12, 2016.
Updated to reflect the forthcoming requirement for the state to adopt federal OSHA's final rule requiring employers to electronically report injury and illness data.
In Craig v. Bridges Bros. Trucking LLC, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals joined three other circuits in ruling that an employer has an obligation to exercise reasonable diligence to find out whether its employees are working more than 40 hours in a workweek.
Michigan employers with one or more employees seeking to educate employees who qualify about the availability of leave for Civil Air Patrol missions and to demonstrate compliance with the law should consider including this model policy statement in their handbook.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Michigan employers ensure they are compliant with state and HR employment laws.