• Does the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act apply to everyone?

No. Some of the employees not eligible for paid leave under the MPMLA include:

  • Seasonal employees working 25 or fewer hours per week.
  • Part-time employees working 25 hours or less weekly.
  • Government employees.
  • Individuals who do not primarily work in Michigan.
  • Executive, administrative, and other employees exempt from overtime pay.
  • Employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

There are other exceptions, so consult a reputable employment lawyer to determine whether you are entitled to paid medical leave in Michigan.

Even if the MPMLA does not cover you, you could be eligible for unpaid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. This protects you from termination or other adverse employment actions while you take the time you need to focus on your or your family’s medical needs.

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