MINIMUM WAGE

Supreme Court Upholds Minneapolis Minimum Wage

Minneapolis was the first Midwestern city to adopt a $15 per hour minimum wage.

MINNEAPOLIS –The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld the City of Minneapolis’ authority to impose a minimum wage that’s higher than the state’s. The ruling follows three years of legal fighting over the $15 minimum wage. The manufacturing and supplies company, Graco Inc., sued in 2017 to try to block the $15 wage from taking effect. Graco argued it would create…

Minnesota’s Minimum Wage Goes Up to $9.86 for Large Employers, $8.04 for Small Employers

The rates are adjusted for inflation

MINNESOTA —┬áThe new year means some new laws are going into effect, and that includes Minnesota’s new minimum wage. For large employers, the new minimum wage for workers is $9.86, which is twenty one cents more than before. For small employers, it’s $8.04, which is seventeen cents higher. If a business’s yearly gross revenue is less than $500,000, they are…

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Suing Minneapolis Over Promise to Raise Minimum Wage

The lawsuit accuses the city for violating existing state laws

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is suing the city of Minneapolis for promising to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour by 2024. The lawsuit accuses the city for violating existing state laws. The Chamber’s president says too many local laws like these put a burden on companies with locations in multiple cities. A City…

Minnesota Releases Minimum Wage Report

The report states 15 percent of minimum wage workers in Minnesota make $9.50 an hour or less

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota labor officials have released a report with details on hourly wage employees in the state. The report states 15 percent of minimum wage workers in Minnesota make $9.50 an hour or less. At least 31 percent of 1.6 million hourly workers are working in eating and drinking places and at least 38 percent of…