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

Recorded On: 01/09/2019

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 and Member Engagement, 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.


How to Comply with Michigan's Amended Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law Live event: 01/09/2019 at 10:00 AM (EST) You must register to access.