Absent a further stay by the Michigan Court of Appeals or the Michigan Supreme Court, or absent further – albeit unlikely – action by the legislature, the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (IWOWA) (the minimum wage law) and the Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA) will remain in effect until February 20, 2023.
This opinion, with two justices dissenting, comes approximately two years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, 140 S. Ct. 1731 (2020), which held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Citing legislative “sleight of hand,” the Michigan Court of Claims has held that the Michigan legislature violated the state’s Constitution when, in 2018, it adopted and then immediately amended ballot initiatives to increase the state’s minimum wage and to require employer-paid sick leave. Mothering Justice v. Nessel, No. 21-000095-MM (July 19, 2022). Therefore, the court held, the current versions of the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (IWOWA) (the minimum wage law) and the Paid Medical Leave Act are void. As a result, Michigan’s minimum wage immediately may increase to $12.00 per hour (from its current $9.87 per hour) and the state’s paid sick leave law may expand substantially.
We all know that divorce is difficult. If you have ever traveled with young children, you also know that Spring Break can be difficult. Combine the two, and it can be a whirlwind of stress for a recently divorced parent.
In case you live under a rock, marijuana is legal in Michigan for both medicinal and recreational use.
Last month, the City of Detroit began the process of considering a revised adult use marijuana ordinance.
The Michigan law, known as the Surprise Medical Billing Law, has been in effect since last year. The Federal law, known as the No Surprises Act, took effect on January 1, 2022.
Both the House and Senate have passed legislation under the Railway Labor Act to avoid a railroad strike by imposing the bargaining agreement brokered by President Joe Biden in September 2022.
College life was just one of the many things affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The regulations implementing the CCPA require that a business verify the identity of a consumer that submits a specific-information access request to a “reasonably high degree of certainty.”
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in November 2022 released a targeted exam letter pertaining to communications for crypto products and services.
It has been a long and heated debate as to whether NFTs and certain cryptocurrencies can be deemed as securities under applicable laws and precedents.
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