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Paying Employees in Michigan

Michigan 2024 Minimum Wage:

  • $10.33 per hour
  • $3.93 for tipped employees
  • $8.78 for minors (16 & 17)


Michigan Overtime Rules:

  • 1.5 x’s the regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek


Michigan Paystub Requirements:

  • An employer shall furnish each employee at the time of payment of wages a statement of the hours worked by the employee, the gross wages paid, identification of the pay period for which payment is being made, a separate itemization of deductions, and for each hand harvester paid on a piece work basis furnish a statement of the total number of units harvested by the employee.
  • Electronic pay or wage statements are allowed, provided the employee has the ability to print out the statement at the time the wages are paid.  This manner of obtaining statements must be consistent throughout the company. 


How often do you have to pay employees in Michigan?

  • On or before the first day of each month wages must be paid for the first fifteen days of the preceding month.
  • On or before the fifteenth day of each calendar month wages must be paid for the sixteenth through the end of the month for the preceding month.


When is an employee’s final check due in Michigan?

  • Voluntary resignation – wages are due on the next scheduled payday
  • Involuntary termination – wages are due on the next scheduled payday


Michigan Withholding Tax Registration


Wages Subject to Michigan Withholding

  • All wages earned in Michigan are subject to Michigan withholding tax, unless the employee is a resident of a state with a reciprocal agreement
  • All wages earned by Michigan residents is subject to Michigan withholding tax


Michigan Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate



  • Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin


Michigan Withholding Tax Due Dates (frequency assigned by the state)

  • Due monthly on 20th day of following month
  • Due quarterly by 20th day of the month following quarter end
  • Due annually on Feb 28th
  • Due on same day as federal payments


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Michigan Unemployment Tax Registration


Michigan Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

  • New employer rate: 2.7%
  • 2024 Wage Base: $9,500


Michigan Unemployment Tax Due Dates

  • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period


Michigan New Hire Reporting


Michigan Child Support

  • Employers can make payments by credit card or electronic payment through the MiSDU website.
  • Michigan State Disbursement Unit
    P.O. Box 30350
    Lansing, Michigan 48909-7850
  • Phone: (800) 817-0805


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