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Michigan Labor Department Contact Information Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is the state labor department that handles labor law related issues in Michigan. They are the first point of contact for Michigan employers and employees' labor law questions. Issues that are outside of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)'s scope will be referred to the local office of the Federal Department of Labor. You can contact the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) via these channels:


Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
611 W. Ottawa
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-1820
Fax: (517) 373-2129
Website: www.michigan.gov/lara

Contact the DOL Federal Department of Labor Offices in Michigan

There are two branch offices of the Federal Department of Labor located in Michigan. You can contact any of these offices for assistance with Federal labor law related matters, including filing a complaint, requesting labor law posters, claiming unpaid overtime, and more.


Detroit District Office
US Dept. of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
211 W. Fort Street
Room 517
Detroit, MI 48226-3237
Phone: (313) 309-4500
Contact: Timolin Mitchell, District Director
Grand Rapids District Office
US Dept. of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
800 Monroe Avenue, NW
Suite 315
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-1451
Phone: (616) 456-2004
Contact: Mary ORourke, District Director

How can the Federal DOL and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Help Me?

Both the Federal and State labor departments are here to help employees protect their rights under labor law, and help employers understand and maintain complaince with regulations.

If you are an employee and believe that your employer is violating labor law - for example, paying you less than the Michigan minimum wage or violating overtime pay laws - call your nearest Department of Labor office and they will be able to advise you of your rights and help you recover any owed wages.

Keep in mind that federal law prevents your employer from retaliating against you in any way for talking to the Department of Labor about potential labor law violations. In addition to the Michigan state contacts listed on this page, you can call the Federal DOL's national hotline from 8am to 5pm with questions at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).


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