Student Handbook

Additional Laws & Regulations for Student Employment

Firearms or Weapons                   
See Board of Trustees Ordinance 18.00 Firearms or Weapons               

Workers' Compensation                  
Student employees receiving wages from University funded accounts are covered under Workers' Compensation if they are injured on the job. This includes "medical coverage" and "disability wage loss". See On-the-Job Injuries for more information.

Immigration Reform And Control Act Of 1986                  
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 makes it unlawful to knowingly hire aliens who are unauthorized for employment in the United States. All individuals, including students, who are hired must verify their identity and work authorization by completing an INS I-9 form, or the employer will be subject to civil fines and penalties and also criminal penalties and injunctions. The Act also prohibits discrimination in employment based on national origin or citizenship status.

Workers' Compensation                  
Student employees receiving wages from University funded accounts are covered under Workers' Compensation if they are injured on the job. This includes "medical coverage" and "disability wage loss". See On-the-Job Injuries for more information.

Unemployment Compensation               

Family And Medical Leave Act of 1993                  
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 provides eligible student employees with up to twelve weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave. To be eligible, a student employee must have been employed by MSU for at least 12 months and have at least 1,250 hours of service in a twelve-month period. Leave is granted to care for an employee's child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care; to care for an employee's spouse, son, daughter, or parent, who has a serious health condition; or for a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the employee's job. Questions may be directed to Solutions Center at 517-353-4434 or SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu.

Severe Weather                  
In the event of severe weather conditions, only student employees whose services are required for maintenance, food service and other essential operations should report to work. Supervisors must advise student employees of reporting requirements at the time they are hired. Students should be paid at their normal rate for the hours they actually work during a period of severe weather. Students who do not work will not be paid.

Driver And Chauffeur Licenses               

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