The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has released posters for the Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA) and Workforce Opportunity Wage Act which go into effect March 29, 2019. LARA also issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the PMLA.
In December, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law the Paid Medical Leave Act, formerly known as “Earned Sick Time Act,” and Public Act 368 of 2018 amending the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, both of which affect most Michigan businesses.
The Workforce Opportunity Wage Act raises the minimum wage to $9.45 effective March 29, 2019. The minimum wage rate will increase every January 1 thereafter until it reaches $12.05 in 2030. The required poster summarizes the general requirements of the Act. Employers are required to display workplace posters in a conspicuous and accessible place. Visit Michigan.gov to download and print the poster, or directly access the poster here.
LARA also released FAQs about the PMLA, also located on the Michigan.gov website. Read the FAQs here.
For detailed highlights of the PMLA and minimum wage, please read Yeo & Yeo’s prior blog post in December here.
Yeo & Yeo will continue to keep you informed should additional information be released about PMLA. Please contact Yeo & Yeo if you have questions or need assistance with implementing these laws into your payroll process.