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Those earning minimum wage in Michigan will see an increase in their paychecks starting Jan. 1. The annual schedule and increases are based on Michigan’s Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2018. So, how much is the increase?

Michigan’s minimum wage rate will go up to to $9.87 beginning on Jan. 1, 2022, according to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO). The current minimum wage is $9.65.

Starting Jan. 1, 2022, the following will happen:

  • Michigan’s minimum wage will increase to $9.87 an hour.
  • The 85% rate for minors (16 and 17) will increase to $8.39 an hour.
  • Tipped employees rates of pay will increase to $3.75 an hour. (Side note: I waitressed in college and remember how tough it was when there were no tips, because we were making so little with our hourly wage!)
  • The training wage of $4.25 an hour for new employees ages 16 to 19 will be unchanged. That’s for their first 90 days of employment.

For more information, visit Michigan.gov/wagehour.

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