I don't understand how one can be paid $10,000 or more a year and still be classified as a "volunteer". If one is being paid for time or services, according to Michigan law it is INCOME and by definition, one is not a volunteer. That being said, I also don't understand why, in Michigan, we continue to create different classes of people and our laws apply to some classes and not others. If it's a good law, it should be applied to everyone.
In fact, this law should apply to everyone - Income received up to $10,000 from any source, in any consecutive 12 month period, will not be considered when determining Unemployment Compensation. Since employers pay for unemployment compensation, would this cost the taxpayers any more?