An updated Michigan Employment Security Act poster has new options for receiving unemployment benefits that include a debit card or direct deposit payment into a recipient’s checking or savings account.

In addition, the mandatory labor law poster issued by the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth now states that workers must be both qualified and eligible to receive unemployment benefits.

The previous Michigan labor law poster said only that workers must be qualified for unemployment benefits.

To be qualified for benefits, an employee must make a certain amount of wages during a base period. To be eligible for benefits, a worker must be unemployed and able to, available for and actively seeking work.

The revised poster also includes new information about assistance that is available for individuals with disabilities.

The updated Michigan labor law poster is available at Poster Compliance Center now, www.postercompliance.com.