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Section 408.475

PAYMENT OF WAGES AND FRINGE BENEFITS (EXCERPT)
Act 390 of 1978


408.475 Payment of wages to employee voluntarily leaving employment; payment of wages to employee discharged from employment; exception.

Sec. 5.

  (1) An employer shall pay to an employee voluntarily leaving employment all wages earned and due, as soon as the amount can with due diligence be determined. However, an employer shall pay all wages earned and due to an employee engaged in any phase of the hand harvesting of crops as soon as the amount can, with due diligence, be determined, but, in any event, not later than 3 days after the employee's voluntary termination of employment.
  (2) An employer shall immediately pay to an employee who has been discharged from employment all wages earned and due, as soon as the amount can with due diligence be determined.
  (3) This section shall not apply to an employee working under contract who either voluntary leaves employment or is discharged from employment if the amount due cannot be determined until the termination of the contract. In such cases, the employer shall pay to the employee under the provisions of section 2 all wages earned by the employee as nearly as they can be estimated. Final payment shall be made in full at the termination of the contract.


History: 1978, Act 390, Imd. Eff. Aug. 1, 1978
Compiler's Notes: For creation of bureau of worker's and unemployment compensation within department of consumer and industry services; transfer of powers and duties of bureau of worker's compensation and unemployment agency to bureau of worker's and unemployment compensation; transfer of powers and duties of director of bureau of worker's compensation and director of unemployment agency to director of bureau of worker's and unemployment compensation; and, transfer of powers and duties of wage and hour division of worker's compensation board of magistrates to bureau of worker's and unemployment compensation, see E.R.O. No. 2002-1, compiled at MCL 445.2004 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.For creation of the new wage and hour division as a type II agency within the department of labor and economic growth, see E.R.O. No. 2003-1, compiled at MCL 445.2011.For transfer of powers and duties of the former wage and hour division of the department of consumer and industry services, transferred to the bureau of worker's and unemployment compensation, to the new wage and hour division within the department of labor and economic growth by type II transfer, see E.R.O. No. 2003-1, compiled at MCL 445.2011.For the transfer of powers and duties of the department of licensing and regulatory affairs to the department of labor and economic opportunity, see E.R.O. No. 2019-3, compiled at MCL 125.1998.


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