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Michigan Wage and Hour Laws
Michigan’s minimum wage rate is currently $10.10 per hour and applies to all employers with at least 2 employees who are 16 years of age or older.
Michigan’s overtime law requires covered employers to pay employees at 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a 7-day workweek.
In general, Michigan employers may pay employees in one of several methods:
- Twice per month with a payment made by the 1st of the following month for all wages earned during the first 15 days of the pay period and a 2nd payment on or before the 15th of the following month for all wages earned between the 16th and 31st of the pay period
- Weekly or biweekly pay periods are acceptable if wages are paid on an established, regularly recurring pay schedule in which the payday occurs on or before the 14th day following the end of the work period
- Monthly payments are allowed if wages are paid on an established, regularly recurring pay schedule in which the employer pays employees all wages earned within 15 days after the end of the monthly pay period
Taxable Wage Base ($000s): 9,500
New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages) 2.7 or 6.3
Michigan Income Tax Withholding
Michigan requires employers to withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Department of the Treasury.
Michigan has reciprocal agreements with Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Michigan employers are not required to withhold Michigan income tax from compensation earned in Michigan by residents of those states.
Other out-of-state employers that have employees who work in Michigan must register with the state Treasury Department and withhold Michigan income tax from all employees working within the state.
Michigan State Resources
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