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Michigan Court of Appeals Rules Against Increased Minimum Wage & Proposed Paid Medical Leave Laws
On January 26th, 2023, the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a July 2022 decision regarding the amended version of the Michigan Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act and the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act.
What does this mean for employers?
There will be NO change to the current Michigan minimum wage and paid medical leave laws. Michigan’s minimum wage, effective January 1, 2023, is $10.10 per hour.
Read more information from Michigan.gov’s website.
IRS Sets Optional Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2023
The Internal Revenue Service has announced their optional standard mileage reimbursement rates for 2023. Effective January 1st, 2023, the standard mileage rate for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) is now:
- 65.5 cents per mile driven for business use, up 3 cents from the midyear increase setting the rate for the second half of 2022.
- 22 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes for qualified active-duty members of the Armed Forces, consistent with the increased midyear rate set for the second half of 2022.
- 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations; the rate is set by statute and remains unchanged from 2022.
Click here to visit the IRS’s webpage for more information.
IRS Increases Annual Retirement Contribution Limits for 2023
On October 21st, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced increases for 2023 contribution limits on pension and retirement plans. Read more about the specific increases on the IRS’s website here.
Federal Labor Law Poster Mandatory Update
On October 19th, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a new required federal labor law poster. The new “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster replaced the existing “EEO is the Law” poster. This poster is mandatory for all covered organizations to post at all locations. See more about the poster on the EEOC’s website here.
If you are a member that is currently on our poster renewal service, your new federal posters are scheduled to ship out the week of November 14th. Reminder, the posters will come in an envelope and are now printed on new, high-tech, durable synthetic, and more environmentally friendly material.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about your poster service OR if you would like to sign up to be on the poster update service. The update service ensures you are always in compliance with both your state and federal posters, especially as many state minimum wages will increase for 2023.
USCIS & ICE Update I-9 Guidelines
On October 11th, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that employers should continue to use the current I-9 form after the indicated expiration date of Oct. 31, 2022 until further notice. See information on the USCIS’s website here.
Additionally, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) also announced on October 11th that they will be extending I-9 flexibility until July 21, 2023. Read more on ICE’s website here.