New developments: Which sick leave law will become effective?

As discussed in a recent Quick Tip, the Michigan Earned Sick Leave Act was adopted by the Republican-majority state legislature with the intent to amend it before it goes into effect. (See "Will Michigan see paid sick leave wage?" on pg. 3 of our October 2018 issue.) With the election of Gretchen Whitmer, the Democratic candidate for governor, the lame-duck legislature passed major changes to the Act and renamed it the Paid Medical Leave Act, but it's unclear whether outgoing Republican Governor Rick Snyder will sign the amendments. Either way, Michigan will require employers to provide sick leave beginning in April 2019.

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