Tag: Michigan

Legalized Recreational Use of Marijuana On November 6, 2018, Michigan voters approved the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (Michigan Proposal 18-1) legalizing the recreational use and possession of marijuana for persons age 21 and older. The act does not: Require an employer to permit or accommodate conduct otherwise allowed by the act in…

The midterms are over and my mail is no longer filled with HUGE political direct mail pieces that hide my favorite magazines and my 20-percent-off-one-item coupons to a store that has EVERYTHING anyone could possibly need. Anyhow, yesterday was a busy day at ThinkHR as we analyzed the ballot measures, notifying our customers same-day about…

State Agencies Ban the Box on Applications On September 7, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed Executive Directive 2018-4 instructing all state departments and agencies to remove the felony question box that precedes job applications on the website that residents may use to apply for state employment. The felony conviction box will be replaced with…

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Prohibited in Employment On May 21, 2018, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission released a resolution that interpreted the meaning of “sex” under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. In its statement, the commission resolved that “discrimination because of sex,” as used in the act, includes discrimination because of gender identity…

Filing Due Date Amended for Form W-2 On April 25, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation (H.B. 5091) amending the due date for filing Forms W-2 with the Michigan Department of Treasury from February 28 to January 31, effective for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019). The law became effective April 25, 2018. Read…

Job Interview Requirements On March 26, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation (S.B. 353) prohibiting local governmental bodies from adopting, enforcing, or administering an ordinance, local policy, or local resolution regulating information an employer or potential employer must request, require, or exclude on an application for employment or during the interview process from an…

Question: Must a Michigan company that awards additional bonus days for perfect attendance pay that unused award balance to terminating employees at termination? Answer: Based on the Michigan wage and hour laws as they apply to paying out fringe benefits, if your policy has a pay-out provision for unused time, you would most likely need…