Michigan Bill Bans New Local Wage, Benefit Ordinances

July 1—Localities are prohibited from adopting, enforcing or administering an ordinance, policy or resolution that imposes requirements or regulations on employers, including requirements to pay more than the state's minimum hourly wage, provide paid or unpaid leave or provide benefits that impose a cost on the employer or that regulate the employment relationship beyond state or federal requirements under a bill (H.B. 4052) signed June 30 by Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and effective immediately. The law applies to localities enacting ordinances starting Jan. 1, 2015.

The measure ensures that “regulations regarding employment matters are uniform statewide, rather than a patchwork of varying local ordinances employers must navigate,” Snyder said in a June 30 news release. “The measure allows policies and agreements already established at the municipal level to continue,” he said.

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