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Section 408.480

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


408.480 Payment of wages and fringe benefits on behalf of deceased employee; discharge and release of employer.

Sec. 10.

(1) An employer shall pay fringe benefits pursuant to this section on behalf of a deceased employee as designated by the terms set forth in the written contract, written policy, or written plan.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3), an employer shall pay the wages and fringe benefits not paid in accordance with subsection (1) due a deceased employee to 1 or more of the following persons in the priority listed:

(a) The deceased employee's surviving spouse.

(b) The deceased employee's surviving children.

(c) The deceased employee's surviving mother or father.

(d) The deceased employee's surviving sister or brother.

(3) If the employee has established a designee or designees by a signed statement filed with the employer before the employee's death and letters of administration are not required to be issued for the estate of the deceased employee, the employer shall make those payments to the designee or designees in the signed statement.

(4) Payment under this section shall be a full discharge and release of the employer from the wages and fringe benefits due and owing the deceased employee.


History: 1978, Act 390, Imd. Eff. Aug. 1, 1978 ;-- Am. 1978, Act 602, Imd. Eff. Jan. 4, 1979
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.


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