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Labor Standards -- Minnesota's minimum-wage law



Indexed minimum-wage rate begins Jan. 1, 2018

By statute, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) must determine the indexed state minimum-wage rate during the month of August. DLI will publish this information no later than Aug. 31, 2017. The new minimum wage will go into effect Jan. 1, 2018.

Current minimum-wage rates

Provision Amount
Large employer wage $9.50/hour on Aug. 1, 2016
Small employer wage $7.75/hour on Aug. 1, 2016
90-day training wage
(under 20 years of age)
$7.75/hour on Aug. 1, 2016
Youth wage
(under 18 years of age)
$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
  • The state minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage, so employees who are covered by both laws must be paid the higher state minimum wage.

  • 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

 

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