LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State laws changing Michigan’s minimum wage and what employers can offer workers in paid sick leave are set to go into effect.
Both proposals were initiated by Michigan residents, but changed last year by the Republican-led Legislature. The state supreme court and Michigan Attorney General’s office are reviewing the changes.
The $9.25 minimum wage had been set to increase by an inflationary amount this April. But a ballot drive gathered signatures for an initiative to set it at $10 this year and ultimately $12 in 2022.
Republican lawmakers adopted the citizens’ initiative only to scale it back.