Michigan Employment Law Updates – 2018

June
June 3 – Gov. Snyder signed a law prohibiting local governmental bodies from adopting certain private employer hiring rules
On June 3, 2018, Governor Snyder signed House Bill 5235. This law makes changes to the state’s requirements regarding when employers must pay wages to employees. The law changes when employers must pay employees who are paid on a monthly basis. Previously, employers were required to pay employees paid on a monthly basis on or before the first day of each calendar month. With the new law, employers are required to pay employees paid on a monthly bases within 15 days after the end of the monthly pay period.
The new law becomes effective on August 7, 2018.
March
March 26 – Gov. Snyder signed a law prohibiting local governmental bodies from adopting certain private employer hiring rules
On March 26, 2018, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 0353. This law prohibits local governmental bodies from passing or enforcing ordinances or other rules that regulate information a private employer may request, require or exclude on an application for employment or during the interview process. The law does not prohibit local governments from adopting ordinances that require criminal background checks for licensing or permitting purposes.
The new law becomes effective on June 24, 2018.
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