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Filing a YESA Claim
Filing a YESA Claim
Public Act 90 of 1978, the Youth Employment Standards Act (YESA), as amended, defines a minor as someone who is less than 18 years of age, including but not limited to employees, volunteers, independent contractors and performing artists.
When both federal and state laws apply the more stringent standard must be observed.
Act, Rules, Executive Orders/Directives
Filing a Claim
If the minor has not been paid for time worked or is owed money from the employer, you may file a claim at: www.michigan.gov/wageclaim.
If the minor, under 18 years old, was injured on the job, contact the Workers Compensation Agency at 888-396-5041, or file the Employer's Basic Report of Injury .
If the minor, under 18 years old, is not receiving a meal or rest period after working 5 continuous hours, is working in a hazardous occupation, working too many hours in a day or week, is working beyond the starting and ending times allowed under the Youth Employment Standards Act (YESA) or working without a valid work permit, a claim can be filed at MIYESACLAIM.
Please indicate the alleged violations when filing a complaint. A youth employment investigation will review records and circumstances to determine compliance for all minors in an establishment with every regulation required by 1978 Public Act 90, as amended, the Youth Employment Standards Act.
It is not necessary to file multiple complaints for additional dates or new allegations. If you have already filed a complaint and have additional information to provide, or are seeking status on the investigation, please contact the Wage and Hour Division at 517-284-7800 or toll free at 855-464-9243 (855-4MI-WAGE).