Monday, October 5, 2015

Minnesota Major Change August 1, 2015

In the 2014 legislative session, Minnesota passed a law that will bring the state's minimum wage up to and passing the federal minimum wage.  Since Minnesota has also indexed their minimum wages to keep up with inflation, the minimum wage will continue to raise.  The schedule of minimum wage increases is as follows:

  • Large employers: $8.00 per hour starting on August 1, 2014; $9.00 on August 1, 2015; and $9.50 on August 1, 2016.
  • Small employers: $6.50 per hour starting on August 1, 2014; $7.25 on August 1, 2015; and $7.75 on August 1, 2016.
  • Training wage (for employees ages 18 and 19 for the first 90 consecutive days of employment): $6.50 starting on August 1, 2014; $7.25 on August 1, 2015; and $7.75 on August 1, 2016.
  • Youth wage (workers under 18): $6.50 starting on August 1, 2014; $7.25 on August 1, 2015; and $7.75 on August 1, 2016.
  • Hotel or resort workers under an Exchange Visitor non-immigrant visa for summer work who receive a lodging or food benefit: $7.25 starting on August 1, 2014; $7.50 on August 1, 2015; and $7.75 on August 1, 2016.
National Safety Compliance Inc has updated their Minnesota Labor Law Poster - Laminated with this new Minimum Wage posting.  

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