Minimum wage increases today in Minneapolis
The minimum wage in Minneapolis has increased to $11 for small employers and $12.25 for large employers.
The Minneapolis minimum wage ordinance defines small businesses as 100 or fewer employees and large businesses as more than 100 employees. Tips and gratuities do not count toward payment of a minimum wage.
The City’s Department of Civil Rights oversees enforcement of the municipal minimum wage, and workers are encouraged to report violations online. The City has received 30 reports of minimum wage violations to date. Employees have received over $21,000 in back wages and penalties as a result of investigations into those violations.
Increases in Minneapolis’ minimum wage benefit tens of thousands of families. The ordinance, which took effect January 2018, supports the City’s goals of promoting economic inclusion and reducing economic and racial disparities.
Published Jul 1, 2019