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,
(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
(b) Except as otherwise provided in sections
, every large employer
must pay each employee wages at a rate of
at least $5.15 an hour beginning September
1.18 1, 1997, and at a rate of
an hour beginning August 1,
2005 2013, at
1.19a rate of at least $7.50 beginning August 1, 2014, and at a rate of at least $7.75 an hour
1.20beginning August 1, 2015
. Every small employer must pay each employee at a rate of
$4.90 an hour beginning January 1, 1998, and at a rate of at least
$5.25 an hour
beginning August 1, 2005.
(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
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.
2.4(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), a large employer must, beginning August 1,
2.52013, except if eligible to pay the wage under paragraph (c), pay each employee under the
2.6age of 18, wages at a rate of at least $7.25 an hour.
2.7(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), a large employer that is a long-term care provider
2.8licensed under chapter 245A must pay employees who are allowed to sleep for all or part
2.9of a shift the federal minimum wage set in United States Code, title 29, section 206,
2.10for all sleep hours.
2.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2013.