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
minimum wage is now $7.40.
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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