What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Michigan Minimum Wage Laws

Effective January 1, 2024, Michigan law requires employers to pay a minimum wage of $10.33 per hour. This rate applies to most employees in Michigan, with limited exceptions such as tipped employees and some student workers.


Meal & Rest Breaks

In Michigan, there are no state laws mandating employers to provide meal or rest breaks to employees. However, if an employer chooses to provide breaks, employees must be completely relieved of all work-related duties during these periods.

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Filing Claims

In Michigan, the statute of limitations for filing unpaid overtime claims is two years from the date of the alleged violation. If the violation is found to be willful, the statute of limitations extends to three years.


Michigan Overtime Pay Laws

In Michigan, non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay at a rate of 1.5 times their regular rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. Employers may offer compensatory time off in lieu of overtime pay under certain conditions, such as providing at least 10 paid days of leave per year and maintaining proper records of compensatory time earned and used.

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Protections for workers

A unique aspect of Michigan's overtime laws is that an employee is only eligible for overtime pay if they work for an employer with 2 or more employees. This is different from federal law, which requires any employer with a gross income of $500,000 or more to pay overtime, regardless of the number of employees.