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Labor Standards -- Minnesota's minimum-wage law


Minimum-wage rates

Provision Amount as of Jan. 1, 2018
    Large employer wage
    Small employer wage
    90-day training wage (under 20 years of age)
    Youth wage (under 18 years of age)






State and federal minimum-wage law

Minimum-wage law
  • The state minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage, so employees who are covered by both laws must be paid the higher state minimum wage.

  • Minimum-wage rates apply to all hours worked, whether part time or full time.

  • Employees must be paid at least the current minimum-wage rate, no matter how they are paid.

Tip credit

  • No employer may take a tip credit against minimum wages in Minnesota.

  • An employee must be paid at least that minimum wage per hour plus any tips the employee might earn.

Exempt employees


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