Recently Governor Snyder signed several amendments to the Michigan Employment Security (MES) Act. One of those amendments removed the 7 ½ weeks of unemployment benefits limitation for family corporations. Under the old rules if the person claiming benefits owned more than 50% interest in the business, the benefits were limited to 7 ½ weeks. This rule also applied if the worker was under age 18 and his parents own more than a 50% interest in the business. The new amendment removes this limitation.