Michigan minimum wage rising to $9.25 an hour in 2018

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's minimum wage will rise to $9.25 an hour starting Jan. 1.

That's a 35-cent raise from the current minimum of $8.90 per hour. It's the final definitive increase provided by a 2014 law, the state said Friday.

Beginning in 2019, however, the minimum wage is due to increase annually with inflation unless the unemployment rate is high.

Employers can pay 85 percent of the minimum to employees age 16 and 17. The training wage remains at $4.25 per hour for new hires age 16 to 19 for the first 90 days of employment.

Advocates for restaurant workers have launched a 2018 ballot drive in a bid to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour and pay tipped employees the hourly minimum.

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3 comments

  • Matt

    Grrr! Stop! Min wage should NOT go up. It doesnt do anyone good.
    Here is what happends when it rises.
    1. Employers CUT employees hours!.
    Ask anyone who works for min wage. They will soon see hours cut. So in other words they are back to where they started at .

    2. The cost of Living goes up.

    Those are the only two i know for a fact!.

  • Matthew Bongers

    Minimum doesn’t work. It never once has pulled someone out of poverty. It only hurts those looking for entry-level jobs in the first place and causes a loss of lower wage positions. Might as well make it 100$ an hour. We know a 5000% increase in Venezuela min wage never worked and created extreme inflation. This behavior caused the collapse of the soviet union and many other socialist countries. Socialism never works.