MCL - Section 330.1736

MENTAL HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 258 of 1974


330.1736 Performance of labor by resident.

Sec. 736.

    (1) A resident may perform labor that contributes to the operation and maintenance of the facility for which the facility would otherwise employ someone only if the resident voluntarily agrees to perform the labor, engaging in the labor would not be inconsistent with the individual plan of services for the resident, and the amount of time or effort necessary to perform the labor would not be excessive. In no event shall discharge or privileges be conditioned upon the performance of such labor.
    (2) A resident who performs labor that contributes to the operation and maintenance of the facility for which the facility would otherwise employ someone shall be compensated appropriately and in accordance with applicable federal and state labor laws, including minimum wage and minimum wage reduction provisions.
    (3) A resident who performs labor other than that described in subsection (2) shall be compensated an appropriate amount if an economic benefit to another individual or agency results from his or her labor.
    (4) The governing body of the facility may provide for compensation of a resident when he or she performs labor not governed by subsection (2) or (3).
    (5) Subsections (1), (2), and (3) do not apply to labor of a personal housekeeping nature or labor performed as a condition of residence in a small group living arrangement.
    (6) One-half of any compensation paid to a resident under this section is exempt from collection under this act as payment for services rendered.


History: 1974, Act 258, Eff. Aug. 6, 1975 ;-- Am. 1995, Act 290, Eff. Mar. 28, 1996