(December 1, 2015) Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in Michigan will increase to $8.50 an hour. This increase was passed in May of 2014 under the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act. The minimum wage is due for an additional increase again in 2017 and 2018, then will be adjusted annually thereafter by the state treasurer using a formula set forth in the Act.

So, if you haven’t done so already, mark your calendar for January 1, 2016 and prepare your payroll departments to adjust for this increase. For further questions on the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act or other wage and hour issues, contact Kelly Petrocelli.

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