Summary of Michigan Overtime Law
An outline of Michigan’s overtime law is below.
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Note: New legislation, high court rulings (federal court decisions included), ballot initiatives, and other influences can change state laws. Please refer to a qualified attorney or complete your own research to verify the laws in your state to ensure accuracy.
What Are the Laws in Michigan for Overtime?
Nonexempt employees in Michigan must receive 1.5 x their standard rate of pay for any hours worked over 40 in a single week according to overtime law. If you make $8 an hour, then you would make $12 per hour while working overtime. There are no laws that enforce overtime pay for working a certain amount of hours in a single day.
Michigan uses both state and federal law to establish the rules for overtime pay. The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) sets a minimum standard of rights for employees across the nation. The FLSA covers child labor, minimum wage, and overtime pay across the country. Michigan also provides additional overtime protections for employees.
Which Types of Employees in Michigan Receive Overtime Pay?
Michigan applies the FLSA benefits for overtime to employees of the following:
- Employers who sell goods in other states that were produced in Michigan
- Employers who have more than $500,000 in gross annual revenue
- Employers of domestic service workers that receive at least $50 in cash wages per quarter and work more than 8 hours a week (chauffeurs, cooks, day workers, full-time babysitters, or housekeepers.
- Hospitals and healthcare facilities for the aged, mentally ill, or sick
- Colleges, secondary, elementary, or pre-schools
- Agricultural employers hiring at least 500 staffed days of agricultural labor (for a quarter in either the previous year or current year)
- Local, state, and federal governments
- The Michigan Workforce Opportunity Act covers employers that hire two or more employees 16 years or older. This act requires nonexempt employees receive pay at 1.5 x the normal rate for overtime.
Non-Exempt vs. Exempt Employees
Nonexempt employees are those who are labeled as “nonexempt” by federal and state overtime laws. Most employees are nonexempt, including blue-collar workers and non-management jobs.
Administration, executive, and professional positions are classified as exempt from the FLSA wage and overtime regulations. Also exempt are outside salespeople and some computer employees.
Research Your Local Laws
It’s important to do your own research, however, as state laws can always change. For the best results, seek a Michigan attorney both qualified and experience in employment law.
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