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Minnesota's minimum wage increases Aug. 1, 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 http://www.dli.mn.gov/MinWage.

As of Aug. 1, 2016

• 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).

Other minimum-wage laws

• 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.

For more information

• On the web -- http://www.dli.mn.gov/MinWage

• By email -- mailto:dli.laborstandards@state.mn.us

• By phone -- (651) 284-5070 or 1-800-342-5354

 

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