Attorney General Bill Schuette does not want more salaried workers to become eligible for overtime pay.
Michigan has joined 20 other states in an effort to block the Obama administration's efforts to require employers to pay overtime to white-collar workers who earn less than $913 weekly.
That's about twice the current cutoff of $455 per week.
Attorney General Bill Schuette says the rule could have a significant impact on taxpayers and job creation.
Overtime protections have diminished over the decades, applying to 62% of full-time salaried workers in 1975 down to just 7% today.