City settles with McDonald’s to pay workers $20,000 owed under minimum wage ordinance  

The City of Minneapolis has entered into a settlement agreement with a McDonald’s franchise at 210 E. Lake St. to ensure workers are paid more than $20,000 in back wages and penalties owed under the City’s minimum wage ordinance. 

The City’s Civil Rights Department discovered widespread underpayment of wages at the McDonald’s location after being alerted to the problem by community partners.

The Civil Rights Department will be conducting a training for managers at the fast food restaurant. A separate roundtable discussion with ownership, managers and workers is also required as part of the settlement, creating a safe space for all to discuss workplace concerns.

The City’s minimum wage ordinance took effect Jan. 1, 2018, requiring large businesses with more than 100 employees to pay workers $10 an hour. On July 1, 2018, the minimum wage in Minneapolis increased to $10.25 for small employers with less than 100 workers and $11.25 for large employers.

The tiered phase-in schedule requires large businesses to pay a $15 minimum wage by 2022 and small businesses by 2024.

Violations of the minimum wage ordinance can be reported by calling 311, filling out an online form or in person at City Hall, room 239.

The ordinance supports the City’s goals of promoting inclusive economic growth by reducing economic and racial disparities. For more information about the ordinance, visit, call 311 or email [email protected].


Published Jul 25, 2018



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