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C. John Holmquist Jr.

C. Holmquist’s Answers

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  • Can a company in Michigan disqualify you from employment for tobacco use?

    I was looking for a job online and came across one but it said that they will not hire anyone who uses tobacco or nicotine in any form. They will also test to find out. Is this legal or discriminatory?

    C.’s Answer

    At the present time, this practice by the employer is legal. While legislation has been introduced to prohibit this practice, it has not been passed and it is unlikely such legislation will be enacted in the future.

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  • Am I owed my unused vacation pay when I quit my position?

    I am in Michigan

    C.’s Answer

    There is no law that requires the employer to pay unused vacation pay unless the employer has a policy of doing so. The Michigan Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act provides that an employer shall pay in accordance with the policy in effect. If the policy provides for an employee to be entitled to unused vacation at time of termination, the employer has to pay. If there is no such policy, the employer does not have to pay.

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  • Is there a time limit on getting money owed me from a past employer? and if so how long is it?

    I was let go after being laid off for 2 weeks for counting cigarette's wrong. I was not really given a reason other than "I'm not bringing you back". I had worked for 1 month

    C.’s Answer

    Under the Michigan Payment of Wages Act, an employee who is terminated shall be paid immediately as soon as the amount can be determined with due diligence. Contact the Michigan Department of Labor for information and assistance.

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  • What can I do to collect my earned income?

    I have not been paid three going on four checks. There is always an excuse for my employer not paying. This has caused tremendous stress and my bills are piling up.

    C.’s Answer

    The Michigan Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act governs the payment of wages in Michigan. The Act is administered by the Michigan Department of Labor. Contact the department about filing a claim. The department will investigate.

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