My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: Michigan.
Michigan law states: "...an employer or agent of an employer shall not deposit an employee's wages in a bank, credit union, or savings and loan association without the full, free, and written consent of the employee, obtained without intimidation, coercion, or fear of discharge or reprisal for refusal to permit the deposit."
My employer has said that beginning next week, they will no longer hand out checks. Anyone without direct deposit will have to pick up their checks at the payroll office. This office is a quarter mile down the road in a different building. Furthermore, they said that 1st shift may pick up their checks Thursday between 9-11am, which is during working hours, meaning we can't pick them up at that time. Any checks that are not picked up will be mailed on Friday. Which means they will probably arrive Mon or Tues, 4-5 days after "payday." Is it me, or does this seem borderline illegal?