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August 29, 2014

Right to Work Passes, Signed by Michigan Governor

As expected, the Michigan House voted today to enact the pending Right to Work bills. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the bills this evening, making Michigan the 24th Right to Work state in the nation. The changes to the law become effective 90 days following the end of the 2012 legislative session, making the effective date likely to be on or about April 1, 2013.

The full text of the final bills is available on the Legislature’s website and can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

SB 116(private employees)
HB 4003(public employees)

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Christine Holst, Labor and Employment Attorney, Barnes Thornburg, Law firm
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Christine Holst is an associate in the Grand Rapids office of Barnes & Thornburg and is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Department. She focuses her practice on general labor and employment matters and defense of Title VII, ADEA, and other employment discrimination cases.

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