Category: Regulations

Minimum Wage Increase & Paid Sick Leave Mandate Passed by Legislature

On September 5, 2018, the Michigan House and Senate passed Initiative Proposals 3 and 4 which will respectively raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour by the year 2022, and require all employers to provide at least 5 days worth of paid sick…

Grassroots Efforts Stop Local Unit Internet Prohibition Bill

Recently, House Bill 5099 was introduced by State Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R – Manton) that would have had immediate and potentially negative consequences for efforts in northern Michigan to grow a network of high speed internet service infrastructure. HB 5099 as written would prohibit…

One-Time Increase For H-2B Nonimmigrant Visas for FY 2017

The Departments of Homeland Security and Labor published a final rule on July 19, 2017 that increased cap on H-2B nonimmigrant visas by up to 15,000 additional visas through the end of the federal government’s 2017 fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30, 2017….

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