Michigan Minimum Wage Has Increased.

On March 28, 2006, Governor Granholm signed into law a bill that has raised Michiganís minimum wage in stages beginning October 1, 2006.The law applies to Michiganís farmworkers, as well as other low-income workers.

        The Michigan minimum wage is now $7.40.

Even Michigan farmers who pay on a piece-rate basis need pay attention to the new minimum wage.Piece-rate workers and their employers should keep track of their hours worked, because their wages for a workweek should equal at least the minimum wage multiplied by the hours worked.

The federal minimum wage is currently at $7.25 per hour.

Should the Michigan minimum wage be lower than the applicable federal minimum wage than the higher minimum wage must be used.


Last updated September 22, 2009


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