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Labor Standards -- Minnesota's minimum-wage law

 

Provision New law
Large employer wage $9.00/hour on Aug. 1, 2015
$9.50/hour on Aug. 1, 2016
Small employer wage $7.25/hour on Aug. 1, 2015
$7.75/hour on Aug. 1, 2016
90-day training wage
(under 20 years of age)
$7.25/hour on Aug. 1, 2015
$7.75/hour on Aug. 1, 2016
Youth wage
(under 18 years of age)
$7.25/hour on Aug. 1, 2015
$7.75/hour on Aug. 1, 2016
Inflation increase Inflation indexing begins Jan. 1, 2018

 

 

 

 


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State and federal minimum-wage law

Minimum-wage law
  • There are both state-minimum-wage laws and federal-minimum-wage laws.

  • The employee is entitled to the higher of the two minimum wages when an employee is covered by both the state and federal minimum wage laws.

  • Minimum-wage rates apply to all hours worked, whether part time or full time.

  • Employees must be paid at least the current minimum-wage rate, no matter how they are paid.

Tip credit

  • No employer may take a tip credit against minimum wages in Minnesota.

  • An employee must be paid at least that minimum wage per hour plus any tips the employee might earn.

Exempt employees

  • A partial list of exempt employees includes:  bona fide executive, administrative or professional workers; babysitters; volunteers of nonprofit organizations; and employees subject to the provisions of the U.S. Department of Transportation (drivers, drivers' helpers, mechanics and loaders).

  • For a complete list of exempt employees see Minnesota Statutes 177.23, subd. 7.

 

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