26 February 2021

House Passes Additional Protections for LGBTQ C...

On February 25, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would extend civil rights protections for the LGBTQ community.  The legislation passed 224 to 206 along party lines.  Despite passage by the House, some remain skeptical of the bill’s ability to pass scrutiny from the Senate. The House-adopted legislation – dubbed “The […]

09 October 2020

Electronic Board Meetings Gain Senate Approval,...

Yesterday, the Michigan Senate approved Bill No. 1108, addressing electronic meetings under the Open Meetings Act (MCL 15.263). If signed into law, public bodies will be permitted to meet remotely – by telephonic or video conferencing – under specific circumstances, including when a statewide or local state of emergency is declared and there is risk to the personal health […]

State Capital in Lanssing
10 October 2019

New Bills to Protect Workers’ Rights Introduced...

Recently, a group of lawmakers in the Michigan House of Representatives announced a series of bills that are designed to strengthen employee rights and increase compensation.  The bills include: A “Temporary Worker Bill of Rights” that requires employers to give temporary workers the first opportunity at permanent positions and more notice about when they’re scheduled […]