2008 Michigan Minimum Wage

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New Language reflecting changes to minimum wage and youth wage

Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth has issued new revisions to its Minimum Wage poster.

What’s changed?

  • Youth Minimum Wage (minors 16 and 17 years of age).
    • Minors must be paid at least $6.29 per hour between July 1, 2008, and July 23, 2008, and $6.55 per hour as of July 24.
      • The $6.29 rate is based on a requirement that minors be paid at least 85 percent of the state’s minimum wage, which increases from $7.15 per hour to $7.40 per hour on July 1. Minors must be paid a minimum wage of $6.08 per hour until July 1.
  • Effective July 24th, the minimum wage for minors will increase yet again from $5.85 per hour to $6.55 per hour following the Federal Minimum wage increase.

Michigan employers will need to pay minors the federal minimum wage as of July 24 since it is higher than the $6.29 per hour rate in effect from July 1 to July 23. That new $6.55 rate is also included on the updated Michigan minimum wage poster.

The updated Michigan labor law poster is now available at Poster Compliance Center, postercompliance.com.