Governor Rick Snyder signed bills into law on Friday, December 14 that revise the minimum wage.
- Minimum wage: Public Act 368 of 2018
Under the revised law, Michigan’s minimum wage will increase from $9.25 to $12.05 per hour by 2030. The new minimum wage rules eliminate an existing mechanism designed to allow the state’s rate to rise with inflation in future years.
An increase in the minimum hourly wage rate does not take effect if the unemployment rate for Michigan, as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is 8.5% or greater for the calendar year preceding the prescribed increase. If an increase does not take place in a given year, that rate will go into effect the following year, assuming the unemployment rate is less than 8.5%.
The $9.45 minimum wage will go into effect on the 91st day after final adjournment of the 2018 legislative session. Once the current legislative session is officially closed the exact implementation date will be announced. We anticipate it will be late March 2019.