26 January 2023

Court of Appeals Upholds Existing Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws

Earlier today the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s July 2022 decision that had found the 2018 state legislature’s “adopt and amend” strategy violated the state constitution.  As a result, Michigan employers will not be required to increase minimum wages or expand their paid sick leave policies.

Today’s decision will likely be appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court.  Miller Johnson will continue to monitor this case closely and will alert clients of any important changes.

(For more details and additional background, please see our previous client alerts on these issues here, here, and here.)

If you have any questions, please contact the authors or another employment attorney at Miller Johnson.