Michigan Updates Unemployment Compensation Notice

An update to Michigan’s Unemployment Compensation notice has been issued by the Department of Talent and Economic Development. While the notice was released in June, it has a revision date of March 2019. New and Existing Info on Filing for Unemployment Benefits Some of the instructions on how to get unemployment benefits have changed. The updated notice now states that employees must do the following: File claims online, by phone,

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Michigan Releases Minimum Wage & Paid Medical Leave Notices

A few weeks ago, we reported on the new Minimum Wage and Paid Medical Leave (PML) laws for the State of Michigan. We are pleased to report that the notices for both laws have been released, with publication dates of 1/2019. Details of the Updated Minimum Wage Law Minimum Wage Increases Based on the new law, the Minimum Wage notice now includes the following stepped increases over a period of

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New Minimum Wage & Paid Medical Leave Laws in Michigan

There’s a lot happening in the State of Michigan, but a January 1, 2019 minimum wage increase is not among the changes. However, employers should be aware that a new Minimum Wage law goes into effect on March 29, 2019. Until then, Michigan employers must continue to pay their employees the current minimum wage of $9.25 per hour. And that’s not all! Effective April 1, 2019, Michigan employers must abide

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Michigan Updates Two Labor Law Notices—New Poster Required

Due to updates to the Michigan Unemployment Compensation and Youth Employment workplace notices, our customers in the Great Lakes State will need a new state poster. What’s Changing for Unemployment Compensation? The changes to the Unemployment Compensation notice, which has a revision date of 5/18, include an update to the process for filing claims on the Internet and all-new information for filing claims by telephone. Filing Unemployment Claims Via the

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New Information About Accommodation on Michigan’s Discrimination Poster

Did you know that Michigan got its name from the Native American word Michigana, which means “great or large lake”? This stands to reason, because it borders on 4 of the 5 Great Lakes! But I digress… What you really need to know is that the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) has issued an updated Discrimination poster with a new revision date of 2/2017. While the discrimination prohibition categories

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Michigan’s Updated Minimum Wage Poster Coming Soon

The minimum wage in Michigan is set to increase on January 1, 2017, and again on January 1, 2018. The state has already released the poster announcing the minimum wage rates for adults, minors, and tipped employees in 2017 and 2018. New Minimum Wage Rates for 2017 Effective January 1, 2017, Michigan’s minimum wage will increase to $8.90 per hour, and to $3.38 per hour for tipped employees. For minors

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Keeping Watch for Michigan Minimum Wage

While some minimum wage information for certain states is calculated annually, others, like Michigan, currently have set annual increases this year. Michigan’s minimum wage will increase to $8.50 on January 1, 2016, and we are continuously checking for the arrival of the updated labor law poster. Details of the Pending Update Under a 2014 update to state minimum wage law, Michigan has established minimum wage increases through 2018. On January 1,

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Update to the Mandatory MIOSH Poster Means It Is Time for New Michigan Posters

Michigan has made a required significant change to the Safety and Health (MIOSH) labor law poster. This poster has a revision date of 7/15, and it is now time to update all of your state employment posters for MI locations. Details of the New MIOSH Requirement There is a new requirement to notify the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) within 24 hours of all work-related inpatient hospitalizations, amputations,

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Non-Required Changes for Maryland, Michigan, and Nevada

Our research department stays on top of all changes to your labor law compliance, but as we discussed recently in our blog, some changes to state and federal labor law posters do not require updating your current posters. When is an Update Not Necessary? As a refresher, a small change to an employment poster, such as a change in address, is not a significant enough change to require the updated notice to

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Michigan Updates Minimum Wage Poster; New MI Labor Law Poster Required

The latest required change to the Michigan labor law poster is on the Minimum Wage poster. New information on the poster states that effective September 1, 2014, the new Workforce Opportunity Wage Act increases the minimum wage rates from $7.40 to $8.15 per hour. For tipped employees, the rate changes from $2.65 to $3.15 per hour, or 38% of the regular minimum wage rate. In addition, new information explains that

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