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Filing a Minimum Wage or Overtime Complaint
An employee who believes that his or her employer has violated the Michigan Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, Public Act 337 of 2018, as amended, may file a complaint with the Wage and Hour Division. A complaint alleging a violation of the Michigan Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act must be filed within 3 years of the date of the alleged violation. To file a complaint online go to www.michigan.gov/wageclaim or fill out the Wage and Benefit Complaint Form and provide relevant information (pay statements, record of hours worked) to support your claim. There is no charge for filing a complaint.
The time required to complete an investigation depends upon the number of cases under investigation, the complexity of the claim, and cooperation of the employer and employee. Employers are required to provide records and other relevant information. Employees may be asked to assist in the resolution of their claims by providing personal copies of, hours worked, pay statements, or sales if commissions are claimed, and other relevant information.
The Wage and Hour Division does not guarantee payment of minimum wages or/and overtime wages earned. Collection depends upon the employer's financial ability to pay, business closure, bankruptcy filing, or location of money and assets.