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Michigan’s Minimum Wage Increasing Next Month

Dec 03, 2021

On January 1, 2022, Michigan’s minimum wage will increase from $9.65 to $9.87. This is the next scheduled increase under the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2018. While the Act does prohibit a scheduled increase when the state’s annual average unemployment rate for the proceeding calendar year is above 8.5%, the Michigan Wage and […]

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Minimum Wage Unlikely to Increase Next Month

Dec 18, 2020

The state’s scheduled minimum wage increase is not expected to go into effect on January 1, 2021. Under a 2018 law, the scheduled increases to the minimum wage don’t take effect when the state’s annual unemployment rate for the preceding calendar year is above 8.5%. The annual average rate from January through October is 10.2% […]

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Michigan’s Minimum Wage Increases Next Week

Mar 22, 2019

Next Friday, Michigan’s minimum wage will increase from $9.25 to $9.45 per hour under the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act passed in 2018. The minimum wage will also increase for tipped workers from $3.52 to $3.59 per hour. Workers between the ages of 16 to 17 years old will have a minimum wage of 85% of […]

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Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time Changes Headed to the Governor

Dec 07, 2018

This week the House passed, and the Senate approved, changes to Michigan’s minimum wage and paid sick time laws. The two citizens’ initiatives were headed for the ballot when the legislature voted to approve of both earlier this fall. If they hadn’t acted the two initiatives would have been placed on the General Election ballot. […]

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Senate Amends Minimum Wage Proposal

Nov 30, 2018

This week the Senate voted to make changes to the state’s minimum wage. In September, the House and Senate voted to approve of two citizen’s initiatives; one of them being an increase to the state’s minimum wage for both tipped and non-tipped employees. “Because the Senate voted to adopt the measure they only needed a […]

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Court Rules that Minimum Wage Question Be on the Ballot

Aug 24, 2018

This week, the Court of Appeals ruled that a ballot proposal to increase Michigan’s minimum wage to $12/hour should be certified by the Board of State Canvassers (BSC). Previously, the BSC voted 2-2 on the question of certification, which meant it was not certified. Proponents of the minimum wage increase appealed to the courts and […]

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Minimum Wage Set to Increase

Dec 08, 2017

In accordance with the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2014, Michigan’s minimum hourly wage will increase on January 1, 2018. For non-tipped employees, the rate will increase from $8.90/hour to $9.25/hour. The minimum wage will also increase for tipped employees as they are paid a percentage of the state’s hourly wage. When the Act was […]

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