Sterling Heights, Michigan (PRWEB) December 16, 2016
Effective Jan. 1, 2017, minimum wage employees in Michigan will see an increase of 40 cents per hour from $8.50 to $8.90. For 2017 budgets that translates to an extra $16 per week per fulltime employee, or $832 per year. The law, Public Act 138 known as the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (WOWA) of 2014 took effect on May 27, 2014 when minimum wage was $7.90, which has gradually increased to the current $8.50. There will be one more increase on Jan. 1, 2018 to the final rate of $9.25.
There is a youth training wage that allows an employer to pay a newly hired employee aged 16 to 19 the hourly rate of $4.25 for the first 90 days of employment. Additionally, there is a provision that allows an employer to pay 85 percent or $7.57 to employees aged 16 and 17. The minimum hourly rate for an employee subject to the tip credit provisions is $3.38 per hour. Finally, employers covered by both state and federal minimum wage law must pay the higher of the two rates.
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