michigan's paid medical leave act

michigan's paid medical leave act

July 12th, 2019

Michigan is an important territory for EverStaff. We have a branch location there with awesome members of our staff, and a good number of our temporary employees work in that region. Michigan now has a state-wide paid sick leave law on the books. Similar to California, Michigan employees can now earn paid leave to deal with medical appointments and taking care of their health. As such, everyone should be aware of a very important change that became effective this past April. MyHRcouncel wrote a very detailed post about it. 


 By: Daniel Johnson 

On December 14, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed two laws which modified the current minimum wage and paid sick leave legislation.  The changes are due to take effect on April 1, 2019.  The new law, “Paid Medical Leave Act”, will replace the current “Earned Sick Time Act,” which was only recently passed.  Under the new law there are several changes that will impact many businesses.  For starters, this applies to all businesses with 50 or more employees.  These businesses will now be required to provide eligible employees the opportunity to accrue paid medical leave at the rate of one accrued hour of leave for every 35 hours worked.  With the employee being able to accrue up to 40 hours of paid medical leave per benefit year.  Additionally, these employees will be allowed to carry over up to 40 hours of unused accrued paid medical leave to another benefit year.  New employees will be eligible to accrue paid medical leave time upon hire, however the employer will be allowed to require that employee to wait until the 90th calendar day following employment to use the accrued time.

Which employees are eligible?

Click here to read the entire article.