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Michigan Becomes 11th State to Enact Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

Michigan (and multi-state) employers need to evaluate their vacation, sick, and paid time off (PTO) policies to ensure compliance with Michigan's new "Earned Sick Time Act," passed on September 5, 2018.  The Act goes into effect March 2019.  Previous posts about state and local sick leave laws can be found here and here.


Illinois Becomes the 9th State to Require Employers to Reimburse Employees for Data Plans, Phone Lines, Internet Service, and Equipment Used for Work

On August 26, 2018, Illinois amended the Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA) to become the 9th jurisdiction to require employers to reimburse employees for all expenses within the scope of their employment that are "directly related to services performed for [their] employer[s]."  The new Illinois law is effective January 1, 2019. 


IMPORTANT LEGAL UPDATE: NEW BACKGROUND CHECK NOTICE REQUIRED, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

As you may recall from our previous post, employers that run background checks are subject to a myriad of hyper-technical requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Amazon is about to pay $5M due to background check violations...are you making the same mistakes?  [Click here for more].



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