Michigan’s minimum wage will increase
Written by Jesse Baroka on March 21, 2019
MICHIGAN – Effective March 29, 2019, Michigan’s minimum wage will increase from $9.25 to $9.45 per hour. Overtime requirements remain the same under the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act; non-exempt employees should be paid 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a 7-day work week. An employer may continue to pay minors 16 to 17 years of age 85 percent of the minimum hourly wage rate. On March 29, that rate will increase from $7.86 to $8.03 per hour. There is no change to the training wage of $4.25 per hour that may be paid to newly hired employees, those 16 to 19 years of age, for the first 90 days of their employment.