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Miller Canfield Discusses Michigan's Minimum Wage Act and its Impact on Overtime Rules

April 25, 2006

The recent amendment to the Michigan Minimum Wage Act did more than raise the minimum wage for employees in Michigan. It also made Michigan's overtime rules, which are a part of that Act, applicable to all Michigan employers for the first time.

Michael Alaimo, attorney at Miller Canfield and a 15-year veteran in wage and hour investigations and litigation, will discuss Michigan’s Minimum Wage Act and its impact on overtime rules at an upcoming Miller Canfield Morning Update, on Wednesday, May 10, from 8:00–8:45 a.m. at the firm’s Detroit office (150 West Jefferson Avenue, Suite 2500) or over the Internet as a Webinar.

“The state overtime rules are different in many respects to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and thus present hidden pitfalls for unsuspecting employers,” said Alaimo. He will explain the differences between the state and federal overtime rules, why many employers will have to face these state requirements for the first time, and what employers can do to protect themselves from expensive litigation or an audit.

There is no cost to attend. The program includes a handout and for those who attend in person, a continental breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required to Virginia Herrick at 313/496-7548 or Webinar instructions will be provided upon registration.

Morning Updates are Wednesday morning seminars focusing on labor and employment law issues for human resources professionals, CEOs and business owners.

The 350-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, Saginaw, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Naples and Pensacola, Florida, Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Warsaw, and Wroclaw, Poland.

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