Michigan Employment and Labor Law Updates 2023


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

Public Service Employment

Bill

House Bill 4233 (2023-2024)

Summary

Prohibits public employer or an officer or agent of a public employer to interfere with, restrain, or coerce public employees in the exercise of their rights, initiate, create, dominate, contribute to, or interfere with the formation or administration of a labor organization; provides that a public employer may allow employees to confer with a labor organization during working hours without loss of time or pay.

Enacted

07/27/2023

Effective Date

To be determined.

Topics

Industry: Public employer


June

Police Training

Bill

House Bill 4176, Senate Bill 32 (2023-2024)

Summary

Allows agreements requiring reimbursement for law enforcement agencies that fund police training for recruits in certain situations.

Enacted

06/13/2023

Effective Date

06/13/2023

Topics

Industry: Public employer


May

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


April

Volunteer Employee Criminal History System Act

Bill

House Bill 4045 (2023-2024)

Summary

Enacts the Volunteer Employee Criminal History System Act to create the Volunteer Employee Criminal History System Program; provides that the Program would authorize a qualified entity to submit to the Department of State Police a request for a covered individual’s criminal history record information; provides that a qualified entity could use the information only to determine the fitness of a covered individual.

Enacted

04/26/2023

Effective Date

05/01/2023

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Background_checks, Criminal_history; Employment_relations: Volunteer; Industry: Adult_day_centers, Child_care, Child_services


Firearms and Weapons

Bill

Senate Bill 79 (2023-2024)

Summary

Provides penalties for storing or leaving a firearm where it may be accessed by a minor; requires the Department of Health and Human Services to inform the public of these requirements and penalties and to publish lethal means counseling literature and provide that literature to Federally licensed firearm dealers; requires Federally licensed firearm deals to include specified literature with the sale of a firearm; modifies a provision requiring dealers to post language about safe storage on points of sale.

Enacted

04/13/2023

Effective Date

To be determined.

Topics

Workplace_Behavior: Firearm


March

Collective Bargaining

Bill

Senate Bill 34 (2023-2024)

Summary

Provides that an employer and a labor organization may enter into a collective bargaining agreement that requires all employees in the bargaining unit to share fairly in the financial support of the labor organization; appropriates funds to the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.

Enacted

03/24/2023

Effective Date

To be determined.

Topics

Labor_Law: Right_to_work


Prevailing Wage

Bill

House Bill 4007 (2023-2024)

Summary

Provides that every contract executed between a contracting agent and a successful bidder as contractor and entered into pursuant to advertisement and invitation to bid for a State project which involves the employment of construction mechanics shall contain a term that the rates of wages and fringe benefits to be paid to each class of mechanics by the bidder and all of its subcontractors shall be not less than the wage and benefit rates prevailing in the locality in which the work is to be performed.

Enacted

03/24/2023

Effective Date

To be determined.

Topics

Industry: Govt_contractor; Wage_and_Hour: Prevailing_wage


Collective Bargaining

Bill

House Bill 4004 (2023-2024)

Summary

Provides that a public employer and a bargaining representative may enter into a collective bargaining agreement that requires all public employees in the bargaining unit to share equally in the financial support of the bargaining representative.

Enacted

03/24/2023

Effective Date

06/23/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Civil Rights Act

Bill

Senate Bill 4 (2023-2024)

Summary

Defines civil rights; prohibits discriminatory practices, policies, and customs in the exercise of those rights based upon religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, height, weight, familial status, or marital status; preserves the confidentiality of records regarding arrest, detention, or other disposition in which a conviction does not result; prescribes the powers and duties of the Civil Rights Commission and the Department of Civil Rights.

Enacted

03/21/2023

Effective Date

06/15/2023

Topics

Prohibited_Practices: Gender_expression, Gender_identity, Sexual_orientation


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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