On July 29, 2022, the Michigan Court of Claims issued an order staying the effect of its prior decision altering minimum wage and paid sick leave laws until February 19, 2023. The stay was issued to provide employers time to adjust to the changes required by the Earned Sick Time Act and the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act. An overview of the Earned Sick Time Act and the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act can be found at our prior alert: https://www.mikameyers.com/michigan-court-decision-substantially-alters-michigan-minimum-wage-and-paid-sick-leave-laws-pending-appeal.
Importantly, the court did not issue a stay pending appeal. Therefore, unless an additional stay is granted by the Court of Appeals or Michigan Supreme Court, the issued stay will expire on February 19, 2023.
We will continue to monitor developments surrounding the status of these laws. If employers have specific questions about how the effective legislation affects their business, employers should contact Nikole Canute, Scott Dwyer, Nate Wolf, Dominic Clolinger, or Kathryn Zoller as soon as practicable.