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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Payment of Wages at Termination

Contact: Wage and Hour Division 517-284-7800

An employer shall pay to an employee voluntarily leaving employment or one who is discharged all wages earned and due, on the regularly scheduled payday for the period in which the termination occurs.

An employer shall pay all wages earned and due to an employee engaged in any phase of the hand harvesting of crops within 1 working day of the termination.

If the amount due an employee working under contract, who either voluntary leaves employment or is discharged, cannot be determined until the termination of the contract, the employer shall pay to the employee 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.