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Sep 2006
September 25, 2006

Overtime Exemptions Now Safe, But Employers Must Update Their Posters

On October 1st, the minimum wage in Michigan increased from $5.15 per hour to $6.95 per hour. As was widely reported, this increase potentially threatened certain overtime and minimum wage exemptions under federal law. On September 22, however, Governor Granholm signed legislation that preserves the threatened exemptions. The legislation was given immediate effect.

Because of the change in the minimum wage, Michigan employers will need to update their postings regarding the Michigan Minimum Wage Law. The Wage & Hour Division of the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth is currently in the process of revising the required postings. The Division has indicated, however, that if employers post the general requirements of The Michigan Minimum Wage Law and the 2006 versions of the General Rules and Overtime Compensation Rules, they will be considered in compliance with the posting requirements of the Law. Those postings can be found at: single_page_173925_7.pdf

If you have any questions about the new minimum wage rules or wage and hour matters in general, please contact any member of our Labor and Employment Practice Group.


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