On July 19, 2022, the Michigan Court of Claims ruled that the 2018 amendments the state legislature made to the citizen initiatives to increase the minimum wage and paid sick leave were unconstitutional, voiding the amendments and reviving the laws in effect prior to 2018.
However, on July 28, 2022, the court stayed this order through February 19, 2023. This means that the citizen initiatives cannot yet be enforced, and the earliest employers will need to comply with the increased minimum wage and more generous sick leave requirements are February 20, 2023. The case will be monitored as litigation continues and any updates will be posted on this page.
Michigan’s minimum wage is $9.87 per hour as of January 1, 2022.
Annual increases were scheduled to begin on January 1, 2020, and go through 2030, subject to the previous year's unemployment rate. If the rate is 8.5 percent or greater, the increase will be delayed by one year.