Minneapolis Minimum Wage Increase Set for July 1, 2019

Per the Minneapolis Minimum Wage Ordinance, the minimum wage for small and large businesses will increase in the next month. Beginning  July 1, 2019, large employers, which are businesses with more than 100 employees, must pay at least $12.25 per hour to their employees. Small employers, which are businesses with 100 or fewer employees, must pay $11.00 per hour. Importantly, tips and gratuities do not affect the minimum wage an employer must pay to its employees.

In addition, the minimum wage ordinance applies to employees who perform work for two or more hours in a week within the City of Minneapolis. Therefore, even if an employer’s business is not located in Minneapolis, if it has employees working in Minneapolis, it may be subject to the minimum wage requirements.

Find employer resources related to compliance with the Minimum Wage Ordinance here.

Takeaway: The Minneapolis minimum wage increases on July 1, 2019. Employers should check their policies and payroll to ensure compliance with the new requirements.

About Kristin Emmons

Kristin Emmons is an associate in Briggs and Morgan's Employment, Benefits and Labor section. Kristin earned her law degree with a concentration in business law from the University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, where she served as an admissions ambassador, and was active in the Business Law Association, and the Litigation and Trial Advocacy Group. While in law school, she participated in Intellectual Property Moot Court as a director and competitor, and won the Regional Moot Court Competition in 2017. She earned a bachelor of business administration in management and a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of North Dakota, both summa cum laude, where she was involved in Student Senate, University Senate, and was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and the Phi Beta Lambda organization. Kristin was a 2016 summer associate at Briggs.

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