Men and women work hard to build this prosperous nation, and each one of them deserves a fair share of the profits from the companies they dedicate their lives to help succeed. Establishing minimum wage and overtime payment are basic employee rights that fall under the Fair Labor Standards Act. On May 27, 2014, Michigan's governor signed legislation that would increase the minimum wage rate in the state to $9.25 per hour by the year 2018.
Michigan baseball fans may have heard about a recent lawsuit filed against three Major League Baseball teams. In Feb. 2014, three minor league baseball players were in the process of bringing a combined lawsuit against the Marlins, the Giants, the Royals and the commissioner of Major League Baseball for claims that they were paid less than minimum wage for their services. The three baseball players say they received between $3,000 and $7,500 for full seasons of service, during which they worked over 50 hours a week. They claim they were paid less than minimum wage for the total amount of time they worked.