Minimum wage will increase in Michigan on Jan. 1
Michigan’s minimum wage will jump from $9.65 per hour to $9.87 per hour on Jan. 1, 2022, as predetermined by a state law passed in 2018. The 85% rate for minors who are 16 or 17 is also increasing from $8.20 to $8.39 per hour. Tipped minimum wage jumps from $3.67 to $3.75 per hour. One component won’t change, however – the training wage for newly hired employees 16 to 19 will stay at $4.25 per hour.mlive.com
House Democrats vow to pass minimum wage hike
The version sent to the Senate won’t include a plan to raise the minimum wage. “When it comes to the minimum wage, I am going to be one of the loudest screamers about it,” Dingell said Feb. 7. “There will be a lot of discussions about minimum wage and you may see it being moved as a separate bill,” Dingell said. The last time the federal minimum wage was raised was July 24, 2009. It is currently the longest period the U.S. has gone without raising the federal minimum wage since it was instituted in 1938.
Should minimum wage increase? A look at key data points
📊 Minimum wage debateA hot topic right now surrounds the push to increase the federal minimum wage. While federal minimum wage hasn’t increased since 2009, more than half of the states in the country have minimum wages above the federal floor. Minimum wage facts and figuresPoverty line comparisonFederal minimum wage, as it stands, at $7.25 per hour, working 40 hours per week, amounts to $15,080 per year (gross income). Minimum wage valueAccording to analysis from the EPI, the federal minimum wage is worth 17% less than 10 years ago -- and is 31% less than in 1968, when adjusted for inflation. Source: EPI analysis of historical minimum wage data in the Fair Labor Standards Act and amendments.
Detroit fast-food workers join protests across US aimed at raising federal minimum wage
DETROIT – The battle over the minimum wage heated up Friday. A Fight for $15 rally took place at a McDonald’s near the intersection of Livernois Avenue and West McNichols Road on Detroit’s west side. They want the minimum wage to increase to $15 an hour. Demonstrators want the incoming Joe Biden administration to raise the federal minimum wage within Biden’s first 100 days of taking office. The federal minimum wage hasn’t been raised since July 2009.
Michigan’s scheduled minimum wage increase not expected to go into effect next month
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Bureau of Employment Relations, Wage and Hour Division announced that the state’s scheduled minimum wage increase is not expected to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Michigan’s Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2018 does not allow scheduled minimum wage increases when the state’s annual unemployment rate for the preceding calendar year is above 8.5 percent. Michigan’s 2020 annual unemployment rate is determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Dept. Michigan’s minimum wage rate will next increase to $9.87 in the first calendar year following a calendar year for which the annual unemployment rate is less than 8.5%. The Michigan Bureau of Employment Relations, Wage and Hour DivisionMichigan has more information on the minimum wage on this website.
Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump-Biden final debate claims on COVID surge, lockdowns, Michigan governor’s boat
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Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump-Biden final debate comments on health care, farm aid, minimum wage, jobs
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