New law Employers can nix paper paychecks

February 6, 2011

On Dec. 21, 2010, Michigan enacted a new law that allows employers to mandate electronic payment of wages. Michigan law had previously required an employer to obtain the “full, free and written” consent of the employee in order to pay by direct deposit or debit card. Under the new law, the consent of the employee is no longer required. The new law is effective immediately.

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