Michigan’s Newly Enacted Wage & Hour and Paid Leave Acts and Federal Law Update
presented by: Miriam Rosen - McDonald Hopkins PLC and Claudia Orr - Plunkett Cooney
This webinar will provide participants with a primer of newly enacted requirements under Michigan’s Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act and Paid Medical Leave Act and their impact on employers and unions, and the presenter will also review key developments under the parallel Federal statutes. Participants will also be provided with a systematic overview of newly enacted rights and responsibilities of employers, employees, and unions under Michigan’s paid leave and minimum wage statutes and a review of key developments under the FLSA minimum wage provisions and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Webinar participants will learn about:
- The controversy over the recent Michigan enactments
- Categories of employees and eligibility for coverage;
- Benefits and wages covered and when coverage begins;
- Enforcement/Complaint procedures; and
- Key updates under the FLSA and FMLA.
HRCI - Submitted for 1.0 General Credit
SHRM - Pre-approved for 1.0 Credit.
Complimentary for Detroit SHRM Members
$25 for Non-Members of Detroit SHRM
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ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Miriam Rosen, Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee
Miriam Rosen is Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group at McDonald Hopkins PLC – a law firm with offices in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Florida. Miriam’s practice focuses on employment law compliance, effective communications, and cultivating workplace culture. By counseling employers on day-to-day compliance matters, Miriam helps employers solve their most complex and challenging employment and human resource problems, including issues arising under the FMLA, ADA, civil rights laws, and state statutes.
Miriam regularly works with employers to develop effective strategies for addressing difficult employment situations, such as managing leaves of absence, handling delicate internal investigations, implementing complex business decisions, and managing risk associated with employee separations. Miriam is a frequent speaker and writer on a wide variety of employment law topics and regularly conducts seminars and training on workplace compliance issues. Miriam is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, chair of the Detroit SHRM - Legal Affairs Committee, and a graduate of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and Michigan State University.
Claudia Orr, Secretary of Detroit SHRM and Member of the Legal Affairs Committee
A member of Detroit SHRM for nearly 20 years and of the Legal Affairs Committee, Claudia is a labor and employment attorney with Plunkett Cooney, a long time Resource Partner of Detroit SHRM. Claudia advises Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, and non-profits on complex employment matters including those involving the FMLA, ADA, FLSA, ADEA, Title VII and state counterparts. Claudia practices in state and federal courts and before government agencies. She drafts employee handbooks, employment contracts, non-competes and other legal documents that employers need. Claudia is an effective negotiator with unions on behalf of her clients and arbitrates labor and employment matters as a strong and successful advocate for clients.
For the last 18 years, Claudia has been on the neutral list of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and regularly serves as an arbitrator in employment matters. Many of these matters are complex, involving multiple parties (as many as a dozen) with claims, cross claims and counter claims. Her rulings have been challenged, but never reversed. Claudia also serves as a mediator and is highly successful in resolving the claims of the parties in her facilitations.