Newport, MI asked in Employment Law for Michigan

Q: is it legal for a company to change your pay date in the middle of the pay period without notice?

normally i work thursday-sunday and get paid that monday. this past friday we found out (literally overheard the managers) that payroll was going to be messed up and we weren’t getting paid monday. my managers/HR/owner has not said ANYTHING about how or when we will be paid. other than “if you need money for food/bills we can give you an advance and you can pay it back how you like”.

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A: This will likely depend on the length of the delay in receiving the payment. Generally, employers can change their payroll schedule without notice (ex. changing pay date from Mondays to Fridays), but there may be payment deadlines imposed by Michigan state law that your employer cannot exceed.

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