Summaries of Michigan labor laws are available at the Nolo and FindLaw websites. As of 2015, Michigan's minimum wage is $8.15 per hour, according to Nolo, with planned increases bringing it to $9.25 by 2018. Eligible employees can earn overtime after working a 40-hour week.
Michigan employers must designate regular paydays. They can pay employees by cash, check or direct deposit. Michigan recognizes all federal legal holidays and also classifies General Election Day as a legal holiday, as FindLaw points out. However, not all employers in Michigan are required to give employees days off for legal holidays or to pay them overtime if they work on those days.