Minnesota’s Minimum Wage Increases Aug. 1
Minnesota’s minimum wage will soon increase, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) said in a release.
Starting Aug. 1, large employers must pay at least $9.50 an hour, and small employers must pay at least $7.75 an hour. The DLI defines large employers as businesses with at least $500,000 in annual gross volume of sales made or business done.
The training wage rate is $7.75 an hour, this is a 90-day training rate paid to employees younger than 20, the DLI reports.
The youth wage rate is $7.75 an hour, this applied to employees younger than 18.
There is a $0.50 increase all across the board since wages was last revised in August 2015.
Minimum wage rates apply to all hours worked, whether part time or full time. All employees must be paid at least the minimum wage rate, no matter how they are paid, and 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, baby sitters, and volunteers of non-profit organizations, the DLI said.
For more information, a detailed factsheet is available online at www.dli.mn.gov/MinWage