January 8, 2021
Labor & employment law attorney, Cliff Hammond was recently quoted in the Grand Rapids Business Journal article Minimum wage hike must wait.
Although no one really knows what the next 12 months may bring, there is one thing that Michiganders don’t have to speculate about: the increase in the minimum wage.
The minimum wage will remain the same as it was in 2020 — $9.65 — despite the state’s Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act that instituted a gradual increase in minimum wages until 2030, when it was poised to become $12.05. This year, the minimum wage was supposed to be $9.87.
Although the unemployment rate has been on the decline, Clifford Hammond, an employment and labor attorney at Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, said there needs to be a consistent 12-month pattern showing significant unemployment rate decreases for the hike to kick in...