Michigan’s minimum wage will increase starting January 1, 2023 for both regular minimum wage employees, tipped employees and training wages.
According to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, the raises are determined by the Michigan Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2018.
The minimum wage will increase from $9.87 an hour to $10.10 an hour. The 85% rate for minors between 16 and 17 will increase to $8.59 an hour. Desired employee rate increases to $3.84 per hour, and the training wage remains at $4.25 per hour for new employees ages 16-19 in the first 19 days of employment.
According to the state, there is pending litigation that could affect this wage increase. That includes a petition organization called One Fair Wage that wants to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour. The legislation passed it and amended it in 2018 by lowering the wage thresholds that set the minimum wage increase to $12.05 by 2030 instead of 2022.
The legislature’s amendment was challenged in court as unconstitutional and the Court of Claims agreed with the decision. The Court of Claims postponed the decision until February 2023 to accommodate the changes required by the decision, but the original decision was appealed.
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