Updated to reflect extension of discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has voted to issue an "interpretive statement" to extend protections under the state's Elliott-Larson Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) to the LGBT community. However, it remains to be seen what effect the commission's interpretation will have. Last year, Michigan's attorney general told the commission it lacks the authority to reinterpret the ELCRA and warned it would be subject to a lawsuit if it did so.
Updated guidance to include information on the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, effective May 25, 2018.
Michigan has passed a law expressly prohibiting its local governments from passing ordinances banning salary history requests.
Updated to reflect protections against identity theft under the Michigan Employment Security Act, effective March 21, 2018.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Michigan employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to involuntary and voluntary pay deductions.
Michigan employers seeking to emphasize compliance with, and educate their workforces about this law, should consider including this model policy statement in their handbook.
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