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HF 10

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 01/10/2013 11:57am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to jobs; modifying the minimum wage; amending Minnesota Statutes
2012, section 177.24, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 177.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Amount.

(a) For purposes of this subdivision, the terms defined in
this paragraph have the meanings given them.

(1) "Large employer" means an enterprise whose annual gross volume of sales
made or business done is not less than $625,000 (exclusive of excise taxes at the retail
level that are separately stated) and covered by the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act,
sections 177.21 to 177.35.

(2) "Small employer" means an enterprise whose annual gross volume of sales made
or business done is less than $625,000 (exclusive of excise taxes at the retail level that
are separately stated) and covered by the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act, sections
177.21 to 177.35.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in sections 177.21 to 177.35, every large employer
must pay each employee wages at a rate of at least deleted text begin$5.15 an hour beginning September
1, 1997, and at a rate of at least $6.15 an hour beginning August 1, 2005
deleted text endnew text begin $9.38 an hour
beginning August 1, 2013, and at the rate established under paragraph (d) beginning
January 1, 2014
new text end. Every small employer must pay each employee at a rate of at least deleted text begin$4.90
an hour beginning January 1, 1998, and at a rate of at least $5.25 an hour beginning
August 1, 2005
deleted text endnew text begin $8.01 an hour beginning August 1, 2013, and at the rate established under
paragraph (d) beginning January 1, 2014
new text end.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), during the first 90 consecutive days of
employment, an employer may pay an employee under the age of 20 years a wage of deleted text begin$4.90
deleted text endnew text begin $7.47 new text end an hournew text begin beginning August 1, 2013, and at the rate established under paragraph (d)
beginning January 1, 2014
new text end. No employer may take any action to displace any employee,
including a partial displacement through a reduction in hours, wages, or employment
benefits, in order to hire an employee at the wage authorized in this paragraph.

new text begin (d) No later than November 1 each year, beginning in 2013, the commissioner shall
determine the percentage increase in the rate of inflation, as measured by the Consumer
Price Index for all urban consumers, United States city average, as determined by the
United States Department of Labor, during the most recent 12-month period for which
data is available. The minimum wage rates in paragraphs (b) and (c) are increased by
the percentage calculated by the commissioner, rounded to the nearest cent. The new
minimum wage rates determined under this paragraph take effect on the next January 1.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end