Local Ordinances in Michigan — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

Local governments in Michigan can, and sometimes do, legislate their own rules for employers within their jurisdictions. For example, several municipalities have living-wage laws stipulating higher pay than the state minimum wage ($7.15 per hour as of July 1, 2007):

Lansing: The city’s living-wage law mandates a wage of 125 percent of the federal poverty rate.

Ingham County: County employees and contractors with contracts of at least $50,000, as well as subcontractors performing at least $25,000 of work for the county, must pay their workers 125 percent of the federal poverty rate, with 20 percent of remuneration allocated toward health benefits.

Taylor: Contractors and subcontractors working on city contracts of $50,000 or more must pay their workers 100 percent of the federal poverty rate with health benefits, or 125 percent of the rate without insurance.

Southfield: Contractors and subcontractors working on city ...(register to read more)

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