The Michigan Minimum Wage & Overtime labor law poster has been revised to reflect the 2014 increase, effective September 1st. This is a result of the new law signed by Governor Snyder on May 27, 2014. All Michigan employers are required to post the revised notice.
On May 27, 2014, Governor Snyder signed legislation increasing the state's minimum wage in stages to $9.25 per hour by 2018. The Michigan minimum wage labor law poster will be revised to reflect the increases, and all Michigan employers will be required to post the new version.
In an effort to ward off a dangerous ballot proposal to increase Michigan’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, the Legislature has passed, and the Governor has signed, legislation to increase Michigan’s minimum wage to $9.25 per hour. However, the question of whether this issue will be on the November ballot is far from settled, as the group aiming to put this issue before voters in November turned in over 300,000 petition signatures late on May 28, meaning the courts will likely debate whether the question can legally be on the ballot.
The Raise Michigan Campaign, a coalition with close ties to labor unions and the Michigan Democratic Party, has decided to follow President Obama's call for a $10.10 minimum wage, after previously announcing it would pursue a petition drive to place a $9.50 per hour wage on the 2014 ballot.
Supporters of the effort to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $9.50 per hour are expected to file their petitions with the Secretary of State today (Monday, Feb. 10) and begin collecting signatures to put the issue on the November 2014 ballot. The Michigan Chamber is strongly opposed to this proposal.
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its strong opposition to a minimum wage increase being proposed by union organizers for the 2014 General Election.
Democratic candidate for Governor, Mark Schauer, has declared that, if elected, he would work to raise Michigan's minimum wage from $7.40 per hour to $9.25 per hour. Once fully implemented, the Schauer plan would result in Michigan having the highest minimum wage rate in the nation, thereby making Michigan uncompetitive in the race for jobs.