State labor and employment laws are intended to protect workers from unfair treatment or unsafe working conditions, balanced against the need of states to attract employers. The federal government provides a base level of employee protection but states have their own laws that either strengthen these protections or address other, state-specific needs. For instance, minimum wage in Michigan is $7.40 an hour for employers with two or more employees. Overtime is required for time worked beyond 40 hours in a week. Click on a link below to learn more.