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2nd Engrossment - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to employment; increasing the minimum wage;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 177.24,
subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, 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
deleted text begin $500,000 deleted text endnew text begin$625,000 new text end(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
deleted text begin $500,000 deleted text endnew text begin$625,000 new text end(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 $5.15 an hour beginning September 1, 1997new text begin, and
at a rate of at least $6.15 an hour beginning August 1, 2005
new text end.
Every small employer must pay each employee at a rate of at
least $4.90 an hour beginning January 1, 1998new text begin, and at a rate of
at least $5.25 an hour beginning August 1, 2005
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$4.25 deleted text endnew text begin$4.90 new text endan 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.