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In the state of Michigan, overtime laws designed to protect workers mandate that employees must be paid 1.5 times their normal hourly rate (“time-and-a-half”) for every hour that exceeds a 40-hour work week. The state minimum wage in Michigan is $7.40 per hour, which makes the minimum wage for overtime hours $11.10 per hour. Unfortunately, many employees in Michigan don’t know enough about state overtime laws to know when they have been illegally denied overtime pay. If you suspect that you are owed overtime pay you did not receive, contact a national employment lawyer at Phillips Dayes Law Firm for more information.

Michigan State Overtime Exemptions

Michigan state laws are closely based on the federal laws designed to protect workers in the United States known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to both the FLSA and Michigan overtime laws, the following types of employees may not be entitled to overtime pay in Michigan:

  • Professionals
  • Administrators
  • Executives

Furthermore, additional employees in Michigan who may be exempt from overtime pay may include:

  • Some farm and agriculture workers
  • Independent contractors
  • Sales professionals who set their own hours
  • Transportation workers
  • Workers who live and work at the same address

Michigan Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

Michigan state overtime laws can be complex and difficult to navigate. If you believe you have been illegally denied overtime pay in Michigan, an experienced employment lawyer from Phillips Dayes Law Firm can help you conduct a thorough investigation and pursue the full pay to which you are entitled. For more information about your potential right to compensation, contact an overtime lawsuit attorney today for a legal consultation.

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