The increase is the last step up in the minimum wage rate and will mean $14 more per week, or $728 a year, for those working full time.
Austin. Metz @hollandsentinel.com, (616) 546-4290
With Labor Day weekend underway, the country is taking a day to recognize the achievements of the American worker.
As part of the recognition of American workers, the current pay scale comes to mind and more specifically, the minimum wage levels.
As part of the passing of the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, Public Act 138, the minimum wage has grown over the past three years and has distanced itself from the $7.40 rate the state required before Sept. 1, 2014.
As part of the increase, on Jan. 1, 2018, employers will now be required to raise their minimum wage rate 35 cents, from $8.90 per hour to $9.25 per hour.
The increase is the …
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