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Other Leaves: Michigan

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Daniel Cohen, Ogletree Deakins


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Michigan. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Michigan does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • A covered employer must provide eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave under the Paid Medical Leave Act. See Paid Sick Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate an employee for serving as a juror. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate an employee who must attend court as a victim of a crime or victim representative. See Crime Victim Leave.
  • Michigan law does not require that a private employer provide an employee with a leave of absence to vote. See Voting Leave.
  • Michigan law extends leave and reemployment rights beyond the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act to state National Guard and state militia members. See Military Leave.