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2018 Michigan minimum wage increase reminder

November 27, 2017

Courtesy of Yeo & Yeo

In 2014, Governor Snyder signed legislation increasing the Michigan minimum wage rate in stages. Increases took effect on September 1, 2014, on January 1, 2016, and on January 1, 2017, raising the minimum wage to $8.90 per hour.

On January 1, 2018, Michigan minimum wage will increase to $9.25 per hour.

Beginning in 2019, the rate will be adjusted annually for inflation, up to a maximum of 3.5 percent per year.
 
Note that the rate increases are effective for wages earned on or after the indicated date, and not the actual wage payment date. 
 
On January 1, 2018, tipped employee hourly wage rates will also increase to $3.52 an hour. The State of Michigan has a reduced rate of $7.86 available for minors age 16 to 17. A youth training wage of $4.25 per hour may be paid to employees 16-19 years of age for the first 90 days of their employment. 
 
The full rate schedule is available on the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website.

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