Minimum Wage to increase from $8.90 to $9.25 for Michigan workers

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum hourly wage will increase to $9.25 an hour.

This is the final scheduled increase provided for in Public Act 138, the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2014.

According to the official release, any future adjustments after January 2018 shall not exceed 3.5 percent and will be established by the State Treasurer based on the unemployment rate and the Consumer Price Index.

Employers in Michigan are allowed to pay 85% of the minimum hourly wage to employees between the age of 16 & 17. And the training minimum wage stayed at $4.25 an hour for newly hired employees between 16 & 19 for the first 90 days that they work at a new job.

There are other restrictions to the wage increase that can be found at:
www.michigan.gov/wagehour.