Michigan Free Printable Minimum Wage Law Posters Michigan Workforce Opportunity Wage Act Minimum Wage Poster Required

The Workforce Opportunity Wage Act Minimum Wage Poster is a minimum wage law poster by the Michigan Department Of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Michigan, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it. This poster describes what the Minimum Wage is in Michigan as well as stating various requirements employers need to fulfill to not break this law. This poster describes everything employees and employers need to know about the Minimum Wage.


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Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs 
 
Wage and Hour Division 
PO Box 30476 
Lansing , MI 48909-7976 
RICK SNYDER REQUIRED POSTER SHELLY EDGERTON 
GOVERNOR 
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - MINIMUM WAGE and OVERTIME DIRECTOR 
 
LARA is an equal opportunity employer/program. 
Auxiliary aids, services and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. 
www.michigan.gov/wagehour  Toll Free 1-855-4MI-WAGE (1-855-464-9243) 
WHD 9904 (Revised    5/2016) 
Coverage 
The Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, Public Act 138 of 2014, covers employers who employ 2 or more employees 
16 years of age and older. 
Minimum Hourly Wage Rate 
Employees must be paid at least: 
Effective Date  Minimum Hourly Wage Rate Tipped Employee Minimum Hourly Rate 85% Rate 
Sept. 1, 2014 – Jan. 1, 2016 $8.15 $3.10 $7.25* 
January 1, 2016  $8.50  $3.23  $7.25* 
*The state 85% rate of $6.93 from 9/1/14 to 1/1/16 and $7.23 from 1/1/16 to 1/1/17, is lower than the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25. 
 
Minors 16-17 years of age may be paid 85% of the minimum hourly wage rate. 
 Beginning September 1, 2014, tipped employees may be paid a minimum hourly wage rate of 38% of the 
minimum hourly wage rate, provided tips are received, as documented through a signed, dated tip 
statement, which combined with the hourly wage paid, equals or exceeds the minimum hourly wage rate.
 
Training Wage 
A training wage of $4.25 per hour may be paid to employees 16 to 19 years of age for the first 90 days of 
employment. 
Overtime 
Employees covered by the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act must be paid 1-1/2 times their regular rate of pay for 
hours worked over 40 in a workweek.  The following are exempt from overtime requirements: employees exempt 
from the minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, 29 USC 201 to 219 (except certain 
domestic service employees), professional, administrative, or executive employees; elected officials and political 
appointees; employees of amusement and recreational establishments operating less than 7 months of the year; 
agricultural employees, and any employee not subject to the minimum wage provisions of the act.   
Compensatory Time 
If an employer meets certain conditions, employees may agree to receive compensatory time of 1-1/2 hours for 
each hour of overtime worked. The agreement must be voluntary, in writing, and obtained before the 
compensatory time is earned.  All compensatory time earned must be paid to an employee.  Accrued 
compensatory time may not exceed 240 hours.  Employers must keep a record of compensatory time earned 
and paid.  Contact the Wage and Hour Program for information on the conditions an employer must meet in 
order to offer compensatory time off in lieu of overtime compensation. 
Equal Pay 
An employer shall not discriminate on the basis of sex by paying employees a rate which is less than the rate 
paid to employees of the opposite sex for equal work on jobs requiring equal skill, effort, and responsibility 
performed under similar working conditions - except where payment is pursuant to a seniority system, merit 
system or system measuring earnings on the basis of quantity or quality of production or a differential other than 
sex. 
Enforcement 
An employee may either file civil action for recovery of unpaid minimum wages or overtime, or they may file a 
complaint with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.  The department may investigate a 
complaint and file civil action to collect unpaid wages or overtime due the employee and all employees of an 
establishment.  Recovery under this act can include unpaid minimum wages or overtime, plus an equal 
additional amount as liquidated damages, costs, and reasonable attorney fees.  A civil fine of $1,000 can be 
assessed to an employer who does not pay minimum wage or overtime.
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Other Michigan Labor Law Posters 2 PDFS

There are an additional one optional and mandatory Michigan labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.

Poster Name Poster Type
Mandatory Information about Unemployment Benefits Unemployment Law
Mandatory Workforce Opportunity Wage Act Minimum Wage Poster Minimum Wage Law

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