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Can you obtain fringe benefits if you’re terminated?

If your employment is terminated, you shouldn't delay in reviewing your employment contract and your employee handbook. This will give you a better idea of what to expect in regards to obtaining your final pay and any fringe benefits that are due to you.

In the state of Michigan, employers are required to pay fringe benefits in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in the employment contract and/or employee handbook.

Here are some additional details to guide you during this difficult time of your life:

  • An employer should not withhold payment of compensation as a fringe benefit to be paid at the time of termination unless explicitly agreed upon in a written contract
  • An employer should pay fringe benefits due based on the regularly scheduled payroll period
  • If your employer has a pay-out provision noting that you'll be paid for unused time, such as vacation and personal days, they're obligated to pay it alongside your final paycheck
  • Employers in the state of Michigan are under no legal obligation to pay for unused time unless otherwise addressed in an employment contract or the employee handbook

Once you learn that you're losing your job, turn your attention to finding a new position and collecting all the fringe benefits that you're entitled to receive as you exit.

You hope your employer follows your contract and abides by the employee handbook, but this doesn't always happen. If they're fighting back in an attempt to avoid providing the pay and benefits you deserve, learn more about your legal rights and the steps you can take to hold them accountable.

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