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Michigan Expands Anti-Discrimination Protections

Update Applicable to: Effective date All employers with at least 1 worker in the state of Michigan 91st day after final adjournment of 2023 regular session – February 13, 2024 What happened? On March 1, 2023, the Michigan Senate passed SB 4, which expands anti-discrimination protections. What are the details? The expansion prohibits discrimination against […]

Michigan Repeals Right-to-Work Law

As an update to our previous communication (Link), we wanted to inform employers that the Michigan State legislature decided to adjourn on November 14, instead of December 31, 2023. This means that the effective date for the Right-to-Work Law will be on February 13, 2024, and not March 24, 2024. Employers should review additional resources […]

Michigan Expands Non-Discrimination Law

Update Applicable to: All employers conducting business in Michigan What happened? Michigan has enacted legislation (Senate Bill 147), amending the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on an individual’s termination of a pregnancy. What are the details? The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, generally speaking, prohibits discriminatory practices, policies, and customs based on religion, […]

Michigan Bans Hair Discrimination

Update applicable to: All employers in Michigan as well as out-of-state employers with workers in Michigan What happened? On June 15, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill into law amending Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (“ELCRA”) to expand the definition of race to ban natural hairstyle discrimination. The amendment went into effect immediately. What […]

Michigan Repeals Right-to-Work Law

Update Applicable to:|All employers in the state of Michigan. What happened?In our previous communication here, we notified you that the Michigan House of Representatives passed two bills, House Bill 4004 (HB  4004) and House Bill 4005 (HB 4005), which would repeal Michigan’s current right-to-work law if approved by the state senate and signed into law by the governor. […]

March 2023: Michigan Legislature Passes Amendment to Protect LGBTQ Rights

Update Applicable to:All employers in the state of Michigan. What happened?In a previous communication, we notified you that the Michigan State Senate voted to increase workplace protections for members of the LGBTQ community by passing Senate Bill 4 (SB 4). This is an update for that communication. What are the details? On March 8, 2023, the […]

March 2023: Michigan House Passes Bills to Repeal State’s Right-to-Work Law

Update Applicable to:All employers in the state of Michigan. What happened?On March 8, 2023, the Michigan House of Representatives passed two bills, House Bill 4004 (HB  4004) and House Bill 4005 (HB 4005), which would repeal Michigan’s current right-to-work law if approved by the state senate and signed into law by the governor. What are the details? HB […]

March 2023: Governor Signs More Workplace Protections for LGBTQ Workers

Update Applicable to:All employers in the state of Michigan. What happened?In a previous communication, we informed you that the Michigan State Senate voted to increase workplace protections for members of the LGBTQ community by passing Senate Bill 4 (SB 4). This is an update for that communication. What are the details? On March 16, 2023, Governor […]

March 2023: Michigan Lawmakers Seek to Expand Workplace Protections for LGBTQ Workers

Update Applicable to:All employers in the state of Michigan. What happened?On March 1, 2023, the Michigan State Senate voted to increase workplace protections for members of the LGBTQ community by passing Senate Bill 4 (SB 4). What are the details? SB 4 defines “sexual orientation” as “having an orientation for heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or having […]

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