In Michigan, the law requires that employers pay their employees their wages at specific times. When the wages and any unpaid overtime are not provided to the employee in a timely manner, it could be the basis for a wage claim. Understanding how the law views these issues is important when determining whether a violation has occurred.
Apart from employers who have their employees harvesting crops by hand, Michigan employers are required to pay employees at a certain time. These times must be: on or prior to the first day of each calendar month, the wages for the first 15 days of the previous month; on or prior to the 15th day of every calendar month if the wages were earned during the previous calendar month from the 16th day through the final day of the month.