Minimum wage workers in Michigan getting pay raise next week

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LANSING (WJRT) - Employees making minimum wage in Michigan will receive a pay raise next week.

Michigan's minimum wage is increasing from $9.25 per hour to $9.45 per hour on March 29.

Minimum wage for employees age 16 to 19 is set at 85 percent of the regular minimum wage, so they will get a raise from $7.86 per hour to $8.03 per hour.

However, the training minimum wage remains at $4.25 per hour for the first 90 days of employment.

Employees who collect tips regularly receive a minimum wage set at 38 percent of the regular minimum wage, so they will receive a raise from $3.52 per hour to $3.59 per hour.

The next minimum wage increases in Michigan take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and Jan. 1, 2021. The next increase in 2020 is $9.65 and then $9.87 per hour in 2021.