Many workers in Michigan put in extra hours on the job with the understanding that they will receive overtime pay. Most of these workers understand that such payment is required under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. However, some workers are exempted from these national overtime pay provisions. Every employee should check with an employer before accepting a job to determine whether the job is one of those that is exempt. In fact, this should be part of the process of looking closely at any job contract to find out what an employer expects and how and when the worker will be paid.
Residents of Michigan who are employed may be aware of their rights according to the state. One of the basic rights given to employees is freedom from workplace discrimination. Employers are not allowed to discriminate against their employees for any reason other than work performance.
Unemployment benefits in Michigan are distributed by the state's Unemployment Insurance Agency. A person who is seeking unemployment benefits cannot be working but must be physically capable of working. An active, constant job search must also be underway. Also, the worker must register for work online at www.mitalent.org and visit a service center of the Michigan Works! Agency, unless told otherwise by a UIA representative.