Michigan Leave of Absence (FMLA) laws & HR compliance analysis

Michigan Leave of Absence (FMLA): What you need to know

In addition to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), some states have their own comprehensive family leave laws that may also require employers to grant employees time off for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for a family member with a serious illness.
However, Michigan does not have such a law.
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For in-depth guidance on leave and other employment matters related to maternity and pregnancy:
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For in-depth guidance on leave and other employment matters related to employee military service:
Court appearance protection. Michigan law prohibits employers from disciplining, discharging, or threatening any employee who is subpoenaed and required to appear in court as a victim of a crime or to act as victim representative who attends court to be present during the testimony of the victim.
A "victim representative" means a guardian or custodian of a child of a deceased victim if the child is less than 18 years of age; a parent, guardian, or custodian of a victim of assault if the victim is less than 18 years old; a person who has been designated to act in place of a victim of assault while the victim is physically or emotionally disabled.
Employers that violate this law commit a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for up to 90 days and/or a fine and may be punished for contempt of court (MI Comp. Laws Sec. 780.762).
The law does not require employers to pay employees for absences for court appearance.
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