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Dec 2016
December 07, 2016

Michigan's Minimum Wage to Increase in January

The new year will kick off with a raise for some Michigan workers; at least those making minimum wage. Effective January 1, Michigan's minimum wage rate will increase from $8.50 per hour to $8.90 per hour. This is all part of Public Act 138, the Workforce Opportunity Act that took effect on May 27, 2014, replacing the Michigan Minimum Wage and Overtime Act. The Workforce Opportunity Act calls for gradually increasing the minimum wage by 25% to $9.25 by January 1 of 2018:
  • September 1, 2014:       $8.15.hour
  • January 1, 2016:            $8.50 hour
  • January 1, 2017:            $8.90 hour
  • January 1, 2018:            $9.25 hour
This increase applies to all employers in Michigan that have two or more employees age 16 and older, even if they are covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. If your business pays employees minimum wage, and if you have questions or concerns regarding this increase to the minimum wage rate, please contact Amanda Fielder at 616.752.2404 or, Steve Palazzolo at 248.784.5091 or or any member of the Warner Norcross & Judd Labor Practice Group.

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