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Michigan Court to Hear Arguments on Minimum Wage, Sick Leave

Michigan Court to Hear Arguments on Minimum Wage, Sick Leave

Created: April 03, 2019 01:57 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Supreme Court says it will hear arguments in July about whether to wade into a dispute over changes in the minimum wage and paid sick time.

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The Republican-controlled Legislature in September approved an increase in the minimum wage to $12 by 2022, instead of putting it on the fall ballot. But lawmakers after the election returned and changed it to $12.05 by 2030. Gov. Rick Snyder signed it.

The issue is whether the Legislature's shift was legal after citizens submitted enough petition signatures to get the wage question on the ballot. Lawmakers also approved a paid sick-leave law and then scaled it back.

The Supreme Court has been asked for an advisory opinion about the Legislature's actions. It will hear arguments on July 17.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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