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Pay increase coming to Twin Cities minimum wage earners July 1

Tips and gratuities do not count toward wage payments


Matt Rourke, Associated Press

Minnesota job vacancies hit a record 214,000 in 2021.

Thousands of minimum wage workers in the Twin Cities will get pay raises of up to $15 an hour July 1, a goal years in the making.

In Minneapolis, large businesses with more than 100 workers will be required to pay an hourly wage of at least $15. Workers in businesses with fewer than 100 employees will get a pay bump of up to $13.50. Those smaller employers have until 2024 to reach the $15 an hour rate.

St. Paul's large businesses must increase their minimum wage by $1 to $13.50 an hour. Smaller businesses - those with six to 100 employees - also must raise their hourly wage by $1 - to $12, while businesses with fewer than five employees must raise hourly rates from $10 to $10.75.


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