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Michigan

Regulatory Strength: ‏‏ Moderate ‏
Effective as of May 23rd, 2016

Protected groups:

  • Gender

Applicable to:

  • Private and public companies*
  • May cover state and local government employees*

HR practices:

  • Employer cannot retaliate against employees who file a complaint or testify regarding pay discrimination

Remedies:

  • Back pay:
    • Up to two (2) times the amount of back pay awarded
    • Up to three (3) years of back pay may be awarded
  • Employer is liable for plaintiff attorney fees
  • Violations may incur criminal charges

Please click HERE for access to MI Comp. Laws Ann. Sec. 408.423, Workforce Opportunity Wage Act.
*see law for specific inclusions/exclusions

Last revised 08/23/2019

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