SENATE BILL No. 173

 

 

February 12, 2013, Introduced by Senators JANSEN, CASPERSON, GREEN, BRANDENBURG, PAPPAGEORGE, MEEKHOF, ROBERTSON and KOWALL and referred to the Committee on Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing.

 

 

 

     A bill to provide statewide uniformity in requirements for

 

employers to provide leave to their employees.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the

 

"employment leave uniformity act".

 

     Sec. 2. As used in this act:

 

     (a) "Employee" means an individual employed in this state by

 

an employer.

 

     (b) "Employer" means a person engaging in any activity,

 

enterprise, or business in this state.

 

     Sec. 3. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a county,

 

township, city, or village shall not adopt or administer an

 

ordinance or policy requiring an employer to provide an employee

 

with paid or unpaid leave from employment that is not required

 


under federal law or the law of this state.

 

     (2) This act does not prohibit an ordinance or policy

 

concerning leave or other absences of an employee of the county,

 

township, city, or village that adopts the ordinance or policy.

 

     Sec. 4. A county, township, city, or village ordinance or

 

policy that is inconsistent with this act is void.