We advised you a couple of weeks ago that the Michigan legislature had amended the new minimum wage and paid sick leave laws they had just passed in October, and now Governor Rick Snyder has made good on his promise to sign the adjustments into law. The increase in the minimum wage and paid leave mandates were originally passed ostensibly to moot a ballot initiative effort that would have likely been passed by the voters. The strategy worked as once the legislation was signed, the ballot question was no longer eligible to go before the voters. With the Governor’s signature on SB 1171, the minimum wage increase to $12 was extended by an additional 8 years (to 2030). In addition, SB 1175, also signed into law, changes the sick time earned by an employee from one hour for every 30 hours worked to one hour leave earned for every 35 hours worked and it sets a maximum of 40 hours per year.