Michigan is one of 20 states that will increase the minimum wage in 2019. The current minimum wage in Michigan is $9.25 per hour. Beginning in late March the minimum wage in Michigan will increase .20 to $9.45 per hour.

It was a long and hard road to get the minimum wage increase passed in Michigan. After a petition gathered enough signatures to get a minimum wage increase on the ballot legislature passed it in September. That initiative would have raised the minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2022, and included tipped workers. Once it was passed it could be revised.

The bill was revised to increase the minimum wage to $9.45 in 2019, then delaying the $12 increase until 2030. The revision also excluded tipped workers. Governor Snyder signed the final bill in Mid-December.

Michigan has a higher minimum wage than the National wage. The Federal minimum wage is only $7.25 per hour.

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