New Michigan Minimum Wage Increase
On January 1, 2022, the minimum wage in Michigan will increase to $9.87 per hour. This is a 22-cent increase from the current rate of $9.65 per hour, and the first increase in Michigan since 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
The state also announced that in 2022 the minimum hourly wage rate for tipped employees will increase 8 cents from $3.67 per hour to $3.75 per hour. Similarly, the minimum hourly wage for employees 16-17 years of age will increase by 19 cents to $8.39 per hour. Michigan employers will be responsible for paying any shortfalls to an employee if the employee’s hourly rate, including gratuities, does not equal or exceed the new minimum wage requirements.
If you have questions regarding Michigan’s minimum wage laws, please contact us.