Michigan has enacted a package of laws that provide COVID-19-related liability protection to employers and retaliation protection to employees who take required leave.
A new executive order prohibits Michigan employers from discharging, disciplining or otherwise retaliating against employees who stay home because they are at particular risk of infecting others with the COVID-19 coronavirus.
With the federal minimum wage remaining unchanged for more than 10 years now, states and localities are filling in the gap with new minimum wage laws or increases to existing minimum wages.
Michigan may join Pennsylvania, Washington and other states where overtime-exempt workers will need to be paid more than the $35,568 minimum salary required by federal regulations taking effect January 1, 2020.
Michigan's governor signed amendments to the state's minimum wage and paid sick leave laws. The laws were passed in September to preempt November ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage and require employers to offer paid sick leave.
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