Michigan Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment
2. Safety and Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations
5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Michigan, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Michigan.

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR)

Detroit Service Center
Cadillac Place
3054 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 3600
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 456-3700
Fax: (313) 456-3701
WATS: (800) 482-3604
TDD: (877) 878-8464

Lansing Office
Capitol Tower Building
110 West Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone:  517-335-3165
Fax: 517-241-0546
TTY: 517-241-1965 

Grand Rapids Office
State Office Building, 4th Floor
350 Ottawa, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 356-0380
Fax: (616) 356-0399
TTY: (616) 356-0391


 

 


 


 

Web Address: http://www.michigan.gov/mdcr/

Agency Description/Mission: MDCR is a critical resource within Michigan State government and provides important and useful services and resources: civil rights problem resolution through formal and informal complaint investigation and mediation; referral to other institutions and services when the issue is outside our jurisdiction; information (i.e., pamphlets and brochures); outreach and education (i.e., presentations and workshops conducted on topics such as rights and responsibilities under Michigan civil rights laws, diversity, housing discrimination, sexual harassment, etc.); and technical assistance (i.e., review of employment policies and procedures to ensure appropriate usage of lawful pre-employment inquiries).

For more information, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Michigan.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Detroit District Office
477 Michigan Avenue
Room 865
Detroit, MI 48226-9704
Phone:1-800-669-4000
Fax: 313-226-4610
TTY: 1-800-669-6820 

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies.

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth

Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA)

Plan Office

530 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30643
Lansing, Michigan 48909-8143
Phone: (517) 284-7777
Fax: (517) 284-7725
Toll-Free Complaint Hotline: (800) TO-MIOSH ((800) 866-4674)

Lansing Area Office
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
315 West Allegan Street, Suite 207
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Phone: (517) 487-4996
Fax: (517) 487-4997 

Web Address: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-11407---,00.html

MIOSHA FAQs

How to File a Complaint with MIOSHA

3. Unemployment Insurance

Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth

Unemployment Insurance Agency
Cadillac Place
3024 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202
Claimant Customer Relations: (800) 638-3995
MARVIN (voice interactive telephone system for claims): (866) 638-3993
Web Address: http://www.michigan.gov/uia

Claiming Unemployment Benefits in Michigan

UIA Unemployed Worker Advocacy Program

Unemployment Benefits in Michigan

UIA Worker Forms

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth

Wage & Hour Division
150 Harris Drive, Box 30476
Lansing, MI 48909-7976
Phone: (517) 322-1825
Web Address: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-59886---,00.html

Agency Description/Mission: The Wage & Hour Division investigates complaints alleging non-payment of wages and fringe benefits, state minimum wage, overtime, equal pay, and prevailing wage disputes; and monitors youth employment standards including hours of work, and safe, non-hazardous working conditions. The division also educates employers and employees in the areas covered by these labor standards.

Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits

Minimum Wage and Overtime

Online Employment Wage Complaint Form

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor

ESA Wage & Hour Division

Main Office
530 West Allegan Street
2nd Floor
Lansing, MI 48913
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (517) 284-7800
Fax: (517) 322-6352
TTY: 1-855-464-9243
Email: whinfo@michigan.gov

 Detroit Office
3026 West Grand Boulevard
Suite 9-450
Detroit, MI 48202
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mail
Wage and Hour Program
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30476
Lansing, MI 48909-7976 

Overnight Package Delivery Address
Wage and Hour Program
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
525 West Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies.

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Workers' Compensation Agency
2501 Woodlake Circle
Okemos, Michigan 48864
Phone: (517) 322-1296
Fax: (517) 322-1808
Automated Attendant: (888) 396-5041 or (517) 241-4537 (Local Calls Only)
E-Mail: wcinfo@cis.state.mi.us
Web Address: http://www.michigan.gov/wca

An Overview of Workers' Compensation in Michigan

Frequently Asked Questions about Workers' Compensation

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