June 10, 2016
Minnesota's minimum-wage rates increase Aug. 1. To help employers understand the requirements, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has updated its minimum-wage fact sheets; both are available at www.dli.mn.gov/MinWage.
Large employers must pay at least $9.50 an hour (annual gross volume of sales made or business done of $500,000 or more).
Small employers must pay at least $7.75 an hour (annual gross volume of sales made or business done of less than $500,000).
The training wage rate is $7.75 an hour (90-day training rate paid to employees who are younger than 20 years of age).
The youth wage rate is $7.75 an hour (may be paid to employees younger than 18 years of age).
Minimum-wage rates apply to all hours worked, whether part time or full time.
Employees must be paid at least the minimum-wage rate, no matter how they are paid.
No employer may take a tip credit against wages in Minnesota.
Examples of workers exempt from minimum-wage requirements include: bona fide executive, administrative or professional workers; babysitters; and volunteers of nonprofit organizations.
On the web -- www.dli.mn.gov/MinWage
By email -- firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone -- (651) 284-5070 or 1-800-342-5354
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