​Minnesota's Minimum Wage To Increase January 1st

​Minnesota's Minimum Wage To Increase January 1st Click to Enlarge

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota's minimum wage is increasing on January 1st. The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry announced the new rates yesterday. The wage will be 10-dollars an hour for large employers and eight-15 an hour for other businesses. The increase is intended to keep up with inflation.

Under Minnesota law, the commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry is required to determine and announce the inflation-adjusted minimum-wage rate each year by Aug. 31. This past year, the change in the price index used for this purpose was an increase of 1.41 percent.


Minimum-wage rates

ProvisionAmount as of Jan. 1, 2019Amount as of Jan. 1, 2020
Large-employer wage$9.86 an hour$10 an hour
Small-employer wage$8.04 an hour$8.15 an hour
90-day training wage (under 20 years of age)$8.04 an hour$8.15 an hour
Youth wage (under 18 years of age)$8.04 an hour$8.15 an hour

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