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Other Leaves: Michigan

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Daniel Cohen, Pilchak & Cohen, PC


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Michigan. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Michigan does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers.See Family and Medical Leave.
  • An employer with 50 or more employees must provide eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave under the Paid Medical Leave Act. See Paid Sick Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate an employee for serving as a juror. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate an employee who must attend court as a victim of a crime or victim representative. See Crime Victim Leave.
  • Michigan law does not require that a private employer provide an employee with a leave of absence to vote. See Voting Leave.
  • An employer may not deny a leave of absence to an employee who provides advance notice of the need for leave for entering into active state service (including service under the order of the governor of Michigan or any other state). See Military Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate, discipline or discriminate against an employee because the employer is a member of the civil air patrol or is absent from work, so long as several conditions are met. See Civil Air Patrol Leave.
  • There is no state law that requires an employer to provide vacation time. See Vacation Time.