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Michigan Business Law Update: Bill Presented to Gov. Aimed to Help Remove Employment Barriers

I previously reported on House Bill 5216 which would give incentives to Michigan businesses for hiring convicted felons back into the work force. Yesterday, the final Bill was passed by the legislature and was sent to the Governor for signing. See article from the Mining Journal

Also, if interested in some details of the enrolled bill, see the most recent Bill Analysis from November 21, 2014 here

Grand Rapids Business and Non-Profits Support Removing Barriers to Employment

As I’ve previously stated,

There are a number of great companies who reach out to support putting Michiganders with certain barriers to work.  Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids lead by CEO Kathy Crosby does a fantastic job of equipping this demographic and putting them into long term employment. Mel Trotter Ministries has placed over 100 individuals in their shelter into full time employment in 2014.

Some West Michigan companies who do a great job of reaching out to hire/place those with employment barriers are Proos Manufacturing and Fabricating lead by CEO Amy Proos and Cascade Engineering lead by (former) CEO Fred Keller. Others include Lacks EnterprisesKentwood Office Furniture and Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids lead by Janis Petrini  to name a few.

HB 5216

This new law would seemingly reward such companies for their good work, by limiting their liability for such actions as “negligent supervision of employees” or other claims for person or property damage claims.

You can check out the text of the final enrolled bill here

Hopefully, this new law would also give incentive to other great companies through out Michigan to hire employees who are otherwise qualified but their only barrier is a felony conviction.

questions? comments?

email: Jeshua@dwlawpc.com

http://www.dwlawpc.com

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