Michigan Employment Laws
PAYMENT OF WAGES AND FRINGE BENEFITS
Act 390 of 1978
AN ACT to regulate the time and manner of payment of wages and fringe benefits to employees; to prescribe rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, and the powers and duties of the department of labor; to require keeping of records; to provide for settlement of disputes regarding wages and fringe benefits; to prohibit certain practices by employers; to prescribe penalties and remedies; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.
408.476 Wages; payment methods; deposit of employee’s wages in bank, credit union, or savings and loan association; issuance of payroll debit card; consent; fees or costs.
(1) An employer or agent of an employer may pay wages to an employee by any of the following methods:
(a) Payment in United States currency.
(b) Payment by a negotiable check or draft payable on presentation at a financial institution or other established place of business without discount in United States currency.
(c) Direct deposit or electronic transfer to the employee’s account at a financial institution.
(d) Issuance of a payroll debit card to the employee. As used in this section, “payroll debit card” means a stored-value debit card that provides an employee access to his or her wages, for withdrawal or transfer by the employee, through a network of automatic teller machines. The term includes cards commonly known as payroll debit cards, payroll cards, and pay cards.