Payroll Briefs

Paid Sick Leave Changes: The Who, What and When

February 4, 2019

Senate Bill 1175 requires Michigan employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid sick leave to many full-time employees starting on March 29, 2019. Check out the who, what and when details behind  the changes.

Who is Eligible
Private sector employees that work 25 or more hours per week. Exempt, seasonal and variable-hour employees are not included in the new requirements.

What is Required
Employers are required to offer up to 40 hours of sick time which is accrued at 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 35 hours for those affected employees.

When it’s Effective
The new legislation allows employees to accrue sick leave effective March 29, 2019 or upon their hire date, whichever is later. However, new employees may be required to wait 90 days before using accrued sick leave.

DM Payroll Services’ software has an integrated mechanism to handle accruing for vacation, sick and personal time off. With the ability to create accrual rules, you can easily make the modifications needed for this new rule and have access to a real-time tracking system. Want to learn more, contact us today!

For more information, or to learn additional exceptions, please reference the signed bill.