No Minimum Wage Increase For Minnesota in 2013

The Minnesota Legislature’s session ended on May 20, 2012, without any increase in the state minimum wage.  Earlier this year, DFL legislators introduced multiple bills to raise the minimum wage.  With DFL control of the House, the Senate, and the Governor’s office, it appeared that a minimum wage increase of some kind was likely to pass.  However, the House and the Senate did not agree on how much to raise the minimum wage before the legislative session ended.  The result is that the minimum wage will remain the same in Minnesota for the foreseeable future.

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Michael is a Chambers-rated attorney in Briggs and Morgan's Employment, Benefits, and Labor group and is head of the firm’s Employment Law Counseling and Compliance practice group. He has 25 years experience counseling employers to prevent unwanted litigation and advises companies of ongoing changes in federal, state and local employment law. Michael advises employers in all areas of employment law including discipline and discharge, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, affirmative action plans, background checking, and drug/alcohol testing. For Michael's full bio, click here.

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