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MIOSHA

• What is a multi-employer worksite?

• Can an employer on a multi-employer worksite be issued a citation if their employees are exposed to an unsafe condition even though they have no responsibility for that condition? 

• Are volunteers covered by MIOSHA?

• I believe that there is an occupational hazard in my workplace. What can I do?

• How do I file a complaint?

• If I file a safety or health complaint, is my name kept confidential? 

• Do you have to give my name to my employer if I file a discrimination complaint?

• I've been fired for complaining of unsafe conditions. If I pursue this case and I win, what do I get?

• I am not a member of any union, can I still file a discrimination complaint under MIOSHA?

• How do I find out about the hazards of the chemicals I work with?

• What does the MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division do?

• What are the required posters for MIOSHA?

• How do I obtain copies of inspection records?

• Are there any weight restrictions on how much my employer can make me lift?

• Can my employer make me work alone?

• Why doesn't MIOSHA issue warnings without a citation or penalty for first-time offenders?

• Do MIOSHA compliance officers and consultants uniformly interpret and implement standards?

• Why do compliance officers record union information on inspection forms? Does MIOSHA favor union employers when they interpret standards?

• Additional Frequently Asked Questions (Ask MIOSHA)


Wage & Hour Division

• Enforcement of Youth Employment Standards Act moves to the Michigan Department of Education

• If an employee punches in late, can the employer dock their pay to the next quarter hour?

• My cash drawer came up short, my supervisor makes me pay for it, is this legal?

• Can an employer withhold wages for disciplinary action?

• Can my employer pay me 'Comp Time' instead of paying me overtime?

• What is the Michigan Minimum Wage?

• Do I have to work 40 hours to be considered a full-time employee?

• I have been told by my employer that I will have to use a week of vacation time for a planned summer shutdown, can my employer make me use my vacation time for this?

• Are employees required by law to have a meal or break period?

• Your Employer's Bankruptcy: How Will It Affect Your Employee Benefits?

• I work in a restaurant, when a patron walks out without paying for their meal my supervisor makes me pay for it, is this legal?

• I broke a piece of inventory, my supervisor makes me pay for it, is this legal?

• My employer provided a retirement plan (401k, pension, etc.) as a benefit, I was let go from my job, is there anything I can do to claim that money?

• My employer deducts premiums for health insurance from my paycheck, how can I find out if the premiums are being paid to the health insurance provider?

• My employer deducts premiums for health insurance from my paycheck, my insurance provider has informed me that my premium has not been paid, who do I contact?

• Can my employer withhold my paycheck from me?

• Can my employer change my rate of pay?

• What deductions from my paycheck are considered legal?

• Is there a law that I get paid double time or triple time when I work a holiday?

• Can my employer make overtime mandatory?

• Is there a limit on the number of hours I can be scheduled to work in a week?

• Does my employer have to pay me for training time?

• I had unused vacation time when I left my employer, can I receive payment for this time?

• I had unused sick time when I left my employer, can I receive payment for this time?

• When does my last paycheck have to be paid to me?

• What wage, hour or fringe benefit posters are required to be posted at our business?




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