Deductions From Wages Contact:
Wage and Hour Division 517-284-7800
Except for deductions required by law or permitted by statute (income taxes, social security, garnishments) or a collective bargaining agreement, a written voluntary consent is required for deductions made from an employee's wages.
In November 1995, Public Act 390 of 1978, the Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act, was amended to allow a deduction for a wage or fringe benefit overpayment without the written consent of an employee - provided specific requirements are met. For more information please review our Fact Sheet Overpayment Deductions.