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HF 92

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/11/2013 03:53pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to employment; regulating 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 177.35deleted text begin, every large employer
must pay each employee wages at a rate of at least $5.15 an hour beginning September
1, 1997, and at a rate of at least $6.15 an hour beginning August 1, 2005. Every small
employer must pay each employee at a rate of at least $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:
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new text begin (1) every large employer must pay each employee wages at a rate of at least:
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new text begin (i) $8.35 per hour beginning August 1, 2013;
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new text begin (ii) $9.45 per hour beginning August 1, 2014;
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new text begin (iii) $10.55 per hour beginning August 1, 2015; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) the rate established under paragraph (d) beginning January 1, 2016; and
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new text begin (2) every small employer must pay each employee at a rate of at least:
new text end

new text begin (i) $6.50 per hour beginning August 1, 2013;
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new text begin (ii) $7.75 per hour beginning August 1, 2014;
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new text begin (iii) $9.00 per hour beginning August 1, 2015; and
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new text begin (iv) the rate established under paragraph (d) beginning January 1, 2016new 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
an hour. 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
deleted text endnew text begin at least:
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new text begin (1) $6.07 per hour beginning August 1, 2013;
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new text begin (2) $7.24 per hour beginning August 1, 2014;
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new text begin (3) $8.41 per hour beginning August 1, 2015; and
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new text begin (4) the rate established under paragraph (d) beginning January 1, 2016new text end.

new text begin No employer may take any action to displace an 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 end

new text begin (d) No later than November 1 of each year, beginning in 2015, 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.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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