National Partnership for Women & Families

The Paid Sick Leave Act

State: Michigan
Subject: Job-Protected Leave, Paid Sick Days, Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Bill: H.B. 5625
Introduced and referred to House Committee on Commerce: 05/15/12

Guarantees workers one hour of paid sick and safe leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours annually for workers in businesses with fewer than ten employees and up to 72 hours annually for workers in larger businesses.

The leave may be used for the worker's own health condition, medical appointment or preventive care or for those of a family member. It may also be used to obtain medical, legal or other services needed as a result of domestic violence or sexual assault.

"Family member" is defined as a worker's child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse; the child, grandchild, parent, grandparent or sibling of the worker's spouse; or any other individual related by blood or affinity.