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In Limbo: MI Minimum Wage, PMLA, and Employer Benefits Coverages

  • Wed, August 10, 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Second floor of the Northern Center, formerly known as the University Center on the campus of NMU in Marquette


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UPHRA is excited to present 'In Limbo: MI Minimum Wage, PMLA, and Employer Benefits Coverages'. Join us at Northern Michigan University's Northern Center on the morning of Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, to discuss the latest updates on Michigan's Minimum Wage and Paid Medical Leave Acts, as well as discuss how the reversal of Roe v. Wade may affect your employee's needs and benefit desires. This half-day event will start with a continental breakfast and be packed with great learning and networking opportunities. 


 8:30 - 9:00 AM  Breakfast and Registration
 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM  Opening Discussion and Team Building Activity
 9:15 - 10:15 AM  In Limbo: Michigan's Minimum Wage and PMLA
 10:15 - 10:30 AM  Break
 10:30 - 11:00 AM  Roe V Wade: What it means for you and your employees 
 11:00 - 11:45 AM  In Limbo: Employer Benefits Coverages
 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM  Closing Discussion

Session Information:

  • Laura Reilly: Michigan’s Minimum Wage and Paid Medical Leave Acts in Limbo.  
Attendees will be able to:
  1. Learn about Mothering Justice v. Dana Nessel, decided July 19, 2022, in which the Michigan Court of Claims held the state legislature’s adoption of the Minimum Wage and Paid Medical Leave Acts was unconstitutional.
  2. Identify the effect of the case, which was to void the current Minimum Wage and Paid Medical Leave Acts, making compliance by employers a challenge.
  3. Plan to comply with any changes in the law that unfold in the coming months as the case is ultimately decided in the Michigan courts and the laws are reexamined by the legislature or the voters.
  • Laura Reilly: The Status of Michigan Law after Roe v. Wade.  
Attendees will be able to:
  1. Articulate the status of abortion law in Michigan following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade
  2. Predict which laws and regulations are likely to impact benefits and policies in the workplace
  • Mary Feuerbach: Employer Benefit Coverages
  1. Coverage under Health Insurance Plans
  2. Employer Provided Travel Benefits
  3. Other benefit considerations  - Domestic Partner, Contraceptive and ACA Compliance

About the Speakers:

Laura Katers Reilly: Attorney at Law at Kendricks, Bordeau, Keefe, Seavoy & Reilly, P.C.

Laura is a Marquette native. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School where she served as editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Law Review. Laura maintains her Wisconsin licensure as a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Laura serves as a management representative on the board of the U.P. Labor-Management Council and is active in other local and civic organizations. She has also been named as a "Rising Star" in Michigan Super Lawyers.  She has a general practice with an emphasis on management-side labor and employment law, business law, real estate, and estate planning.

Mary Feuerbach: Managing Partner at Michigan Planners

Mary is an experienced Benefits Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Talent Management, Deferred Compensation, Employee Benefits Design, Personnel Management, and Employee Engagement. Strong human resources professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Human Resources Management.

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