Michigan Employment Law Update | Royal Oak Benefit Advisors

MIPrivate Employers Veterans Preference

On June 21, 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation (H.B. 5340) amending the Private Employer’s Veterans’ Preference Policy Act, which permits a private employer to adopt a voluntary preference for hiring, promoting, or retaining a veteran over another equally qualified applicant or employee.

The bill redefines veteran as someone who meets both of the following requirements:

  • Is a person who served in the active military forces during a period of war, or who received the armed forces expeditionary or other campaign service medal during an emergency condition and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions. This includes someone who died in active military forces.
  • Served at least 180 days of active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces or has a service-connected disability as a result of serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The law went into effect upon signing.

Read MI H.B. 5340

National Guard Employment Protections

On June 12, 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation (H.B. 4796) that amends state law to provide employment protections for National Guard members who work outside of the state where they mobilize.

The law went into effect upon signing.

Read MI H.B. 4796

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