Can I be forced to enroll in direct deposit payroll.?

My employer says I must enroll in direct
deposit for my payroll check.

Asked on November 26, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

In MI, employers can require their employees to accept either direct deposit or to receive their pay on a payroll debit card if they provide their employees with:

A written notice that allows the employee the option of receiving wages through direct deposit or a payroll debit card;

A statement indicating that employees who fail to return the notice, etc. within 30 days will be presumed to consent to receive pay via a payroll debit card; and

Written disclosure of information concerning a payroll debit card (i.e. the terms and conditions of use, including itemization of all fees, etc.).

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