michigan minimum wage

United States
August 22, 2006 5:22pm CST
I was under the impression that michigan would up there minimum wage Oct 1 to 6.90 my employer told me today, that it was not passed on the federal level...which is true?
3 responses
@crazynate (246)
• United States
23 Aug 06
According to http://blog.laborlawcenter.com/2006/05/26/michigan-minimum-wage/, the wage increase was passed. And as far as it not being passed on the federal level, that doesn't matter...if the state sets a minimum wage higher than the federal standard, any employer within that state is required to follow it, if that employer has a physical presence(building) within that state.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
23 Aug 06
Individual states can set their own minimum wage level. However, federal hasn ot authorized an increase in a few years. I think most places it is up to $5.15/hr. There was a movement put in place to increase the Michigan wage to $6.80 then to $7.50, but I could not find any information that said it was approved.
@swolecat (1278)
• United States
22 Aug 06
It’s been eight years since the minimum wage was last increased. If the minimum wage today was worth what it was in 1968, it would be about $8.50 an hour. We are tired of waiting for Congress in Washington to do the right thing and raise the federal minimum wage. Since Washington is refusing to act, it’s time that Michigan join the 15 other states that have raised their minimum above the federal minimum.