Michigan approves petition form for minimum wage initiative

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Michigan's minimum wage is rising by 20 cents an hour effective next week.

Starting on March 29, the increase makes the minimum $9.45, up from $9.25.

An employer may continue to pay minors 16 to 17 years of age 85% of the minimum hourly wage rate. That means that on March 29, 2019, that rate will increase from $7.86 to $8.03 per hour. But, there is no change to the training wage of $4.25 per hour.

Effective March 29, 2019, 38% of the minimum hourly wage rate for tipped employees will increase from $3.52 to $3.59 per hour.

The next minimum wage increase is set for Jan. 1, 2020, with another following in in 2021.

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