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  • How to Comply with Michigan's Amended Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/09/2019

    Please join us for this 60-minute webinar to understand the key points of Michigan’s amended mandatory paid medical leave law, whether your existing policies need to stay or go and what steps you need to take to be compliant.

    Michigan's amended mandatory Paid Sick Leave Act will go into effect in March of 2019 and affects companies with 50 or more employees. Please join us for this 60-minute webinar to understand the key points of Michigan’s amended mandatory paid medical leave law, whether your existing policies need to stay or go and what steps you need to take to be compliant.   

    What You Will Learn: 

    • Who qualifies under the new law and who is exempt 
    • Amount of leave employers must provide, how it is accrued and how it can be combined with other leave time 
    • How leave must be accounted for, paid for and carried over 
    • How to handle notifications/call-ins and documentation 
    • How policies you develop can impact leave administration 
    • How the law interacts with the FMLA 
    • Administrative enforcement under the Act, including notice and poster requirements   

    Wendy Block

    Vice President of Business Advocacy, Michigan Chamber of Commerce

    Wendy Block joined the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in May of 2004. As Vice President of Business Advocacy, Wendy is responsible for developing and advancing legislative and regulatory proposals and agendas that represent Chamber members’ interests on a wide range of issues, including health care, legal reform, workforce development and employment law. Wendy also manages the Chamber’s Health and Human Resources Committee, a member-based committee that helps shape the chamber’s position on key issues and public policy proposals.

     

    Donald P. Lawless

    Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

    Donald P. Lawless is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg's Labor and Employment Law Department in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has 25 years of experience working on behalf of employers to meet their labor and employment law objectives. The focus of his practice is in the pharmaceutical, food processing, and service industries. Mr. Lawless's labor law practice includes contract negotiation, grievance arbitration, and defense of unfair labor practice charges. He advises employers on developing and implementing union avoidance strategies and responses to organizing activity. He works with clients on the broad range of civil rights compliance and defense matters with subspecialties in OFCCP compliance and audits, Occupational Safety and Health, and facility and program access under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    One (1) credit for the MI Chamber Basic or Advanced Human Resources Professional Certification Program.

    One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

  • Are You Ready? Recreational Marijuana in Michigan & Employer Rights

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/02/2018

    Please join us for this 60-minute webinar to better understand the legalization of marijuana and how it will impact your workplace policies and procedures.

    On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Michigan voters decided to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Michigan is now the tenth state to legalize marijuana and Michigan employers must prepare now for its impact on drug-related workplace policies and testing. Please join us for this 60-minute webinar to better understand the legalization of marijuana and how it will impact your workplace policies and procedures.

    What you will learn:

    • Employer-specific language in the Michigan recreational marijuana law 
      • Clear basis for employer action
      • Where ambiguities (and likely litigation) exist
    • How developments in the eight other states with legalized recreational marijuana can inform the Michigan employer response.
    • Inherent problems with legalized recreational marijuana for employers and how employers will be challenged to manage around them.
    • Impact of other laws and regulations on recreational use of marijuana including: 
      • ADA and state disability laws; 
      • OSHA/MIOSHA enforcement regarding post-accident drug testing; and
      • state laws that protect lawful off-duty conduct.
    • Best practices and policy approach for Michigan employers if we end up in a legalized recreational marijuana environment.


    Donald P. Lawless

    Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

    Donald P. Lawless is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg's Labor and Employment Law Department in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has 25 years of experience working on behalf of employers to meet their labor and employment law objectives. The focus of his practice is in the pharmaceutical, food processing, and service industries. Mr. Lawless's labor law practice includes contract negotiation, grievance arbitration, and defense of unfair labor practice charges. He advises employers on developing and implementing union avoidance strategies and responses to organizing activity. He works with clients on the broad range of civil rights compliance and defense matters with subspecialties in OFCCP compliance and audits, Occupational Safety and Health, and facility and program access under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    One (1) credit for the MI Chamber Basic or Advanced Human Resource Compliance Certification Program.

    One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.