In March 2006, the Michigan legislature passed a new minimum wage law, but then amended it in August to address concerns that the new rate would entitle large segments of Michigan’s work force to overtime pay.
For the most part, Michigan’s minimum wage law follows the July 24, 2007. under the Fair Labor Standards Act ( ). But the state minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage, which is $5.85 per hour as of
As of October 2006, most Michigan employees had to be paid $6.95 per hour. The rate moved to $7.15 on July 1, 2007, and increases to $7.40 on July 1, 2008.
The Michigan Minimum Wage Law that passed in March 2006 would have covered many workers who are exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements. Had the legislature not intervened in August, these groups would have been able to collect overtime pay:
- Truck drivers and those involved in interstate commerce.
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