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Wage and Hour
Wage and Hour
Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed the ‘Restoring Workers’ Rights’ bill package restoring and protecting workers’ rights in Michigan.
Restoration of Prevailing Wage
On March 24, 2023, Governor Whitmer signed House Bill 4007 into law, restoring prevailing wage requirements for public projects sponsored or financed by the State.
The law was passed without immediate effect. It will become effective on February 13, 2024, which is the 91st day following adjournment of the 2023 legislative session.
Find current prevailing wage requirements from State of Michigan projects.
It is the mission of the Wage and Hour Division to provide public service through the fair, effective, and efficient administration of laws that protect the wages and fringe benefits of Michigan workers including paid medical leave, provide for the safe and legal employment of minors, and require posting of notices related to human trafficking, youth employment, paid medical leave, and minimum wage.
On March 24, 2023, Governor Whitmer signed into law a bill reinstituting Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Act (the “Act”) that will take effect in February of 2024. The new Act will require every contractor and subcontractor in Michigan to pay the prevailing wage and benefit rates to employees working on most state funded construction projects.
View the recorded January 18, 2024, Prevailing Wage Webinar on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2dYQgOtup0