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2021 House Bill 5244: Repeal COVID epidemic workplace illness law

Public Act 138 of 2022

Introduced by Rep. Andrew Fink R-Hillsdale on July 1, 2021
To repeal a 2020 law that authorized employee lawsuits against an employer who takes an “adverse employment action” or “retaliates” against an employee who is absent from work during the declared coronavirus epidemic emergency; and that prohibited employees who tested positive for COVID and had symptoms from reporting for work.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on July 1, 2021
Reported in the House on June 14, 2022
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on June 16, 2022
Referred to the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee on June 16, 2022
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on July 11, 2022