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Michigan lawmakers introduce legislation to protect workers

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Posted at 5:54 AM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 05:54:34-04

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan legislators announced proposals designed to protect workers, taxpayers and legitimate businesses by reining in payroll fraud, according to a press release.

Legislatures introduced a series of bills that focuses on companies that cheat workers in order to avoid paying full wages, overtime and taxes.

Lawmakers say the current system has gaps that allow fraud to go on.

The new legislation would toughen penalties against companies that commit payroll fraud and give back wages and benefits to cheated workers.

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