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July 24, 2007

Are Your Posters Up-to-Date?

The new federal minimum wage went into effect July 24, 2007. That means you should update your minimum wage posters.

For many employers the change in the federal minimum wage will have little effect because most state minimum wage rates are higher than the federal minimum wage. For example, the Michigan Minimum Wage Law generally applies to employers in Michigan with at least 2 employees age 16 years of age or older and those Michigan employers who are otherwise not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Michigan Act also applies to all employers when the Michigan minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage--as it is now. The Michigan minimum wage is currently $7.15 per hour. The federal minimum wage increases to $5.85 per hour beginning July 24, 2007.

Keep in mind, however, even where you are covered by the state minimum wage because it is higher, if you are an FLSA-covered employer, you need to post the new minimum wage poster issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. You can find the poster at http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/ posters/pdf/minwagep.pdf. Additional information about the Michigan minimum wage can be found at http://www.michigan.gov/ cis/0,1607,7-154-27673_27909---,00.html.

If you have any questions about the new posting requirements or the minimum wage, please feel free to call any member of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group.
 

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