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HF 92

1st Unofficial Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/09/2013 11:26am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to employment; regulating the minimum wage; amending Minnesota
1.3Statutes 2012, section 177.24, subdivision 1.
1.4BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.5    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 177.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
1.6    Subdivision 1. Amount. (a) For purposes of this subdivision, the terms defined in
1.7this paragraph have the meanings given them.
1.8(1) "Large employer" means an enterprise whose annual gross volume of sales
1.9made or business done is not less than $625,000 (exclusive of excise taxes at the retail
1.10level that are separately stated) and covered by the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act,
1.11sections 177.21 to 177.35.
1.12(2) "Small employer" means an enterprise whose annual gross volume of sales made
1.13or business done is less than $625,000 (exclusive of excise taxes at the retail level that
1.14are separately stated) and covered by the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act, sections
1.15177.21 to 177.35.
1.16(b) Except as otherwise provided in sections 177.21 to 177.35, every large employer
1.17must pay each employee wages at a rate of at least $5.15 an hour beginning September
1.181, 1997, and at a rate of at least $6.15 $7.25 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
1.21at least $4.90 an hour beginning January 1, 1998, and at a rate of at least $5.25 an hour
1.22beginning August 1, 2005.
1.23(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), during the first 90 consecutive days of
1.24employment, an employer may pay an employee under the age of 20 years a wage of $4.90
2.1 $5.15 an hour. No employer may take any action to displace any employee, including a
2.2partial displacement through a reduction in hours, wages, or employment benefits, in order
2.3to 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.