As of January 1, 2014, minimum wage in Minnesota for large businesses is $6.15 and for small businesses is $5.25.
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Minnesota is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. If a business has receipts of more than $625,000, the minimum wage is $6.15. If the business has receipts of less than $625,000, the minimum wage is $5.25. The current Federal minimum wage rate is $7.25.
Increases in Minnesota's minimum wage are forthcoming. Effective August 1, 2014, the minimum wage for Minnesota's large employers will jump to $8.00 per hour and the minimum wage for Minnesota's small employers will increase to $6.50 per hour.
On August 1, 2015, the Minnesota minimum wage will increase to $9.00 and $7.00 respectively for large and small employers.
Finally, on August 1, 2016, there is yet another planned increase to the Minnesota minimum wage, this time to $9.50 and $7.75 respectively for large and small employers.
Starting in 2018, the minimum wage will be adjusted every year for inflation.
The wage changes are slightly different for training employees and for youth workers (under 18). The training wage goes to: $6.50 on August 1, 2014; $7.25 on August 1, 2015; and $7.75 on August 1, 2016. The Youth wage goes to: $6.50 on August 1, 2014; $7.25 on August 1, 2015; and $7.75 on August 1, 2016. There are also different wage rates for some hotel and resort workers.
Please realize that the Minnesota minimum wages cited above may have changed since we posted this minimum wage information. State minimum wages can change because new laws are enacted or because old laws contained scheduled increases. You should also be aware that state law often exempts particular company types, occupations and industries. To get the latest minimum wages for Minnesota, visit www.dol.gov
Last Updated: June 27, 2014.
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