DETROIT, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that her administration is going to start the process of increasing the income threshold for workers to qualify for overtime pay.
Whitmer said the rulemaking process will take up to a year to complete and the exact income amount has yet to be determined. Currently, the threshold is set at about $23,000 a year for salaried workers. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the Trump Administration is increasing the threshold to $35,568 a year.
“President Obama took the first step toward restoring the right for millions of Americans five years ago, and if his proposed rule had taken effect, workers earning up to $51,000 today would be eligible for overtime pay,” Whitmer said. “Instead, President Trump took a big step backwards when he implemented a rule that leaves 200,000 Michigan workers behind.”