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SF 875

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/14/2007
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1st Unofficial Engrossment Posted on 02/19/2008
2nd Unofficial Engrossment Posted on 05/02/2008
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CCR-SF0875 Posted on 05/07/2008

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A bill for an act
relating to employment; increasing the minimum wage; requiring notice to new
employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 177.24, subdivision 1,
by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, 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
deleted text end deleted text begin beginning August 1, 2005deleted text endnew text begin $6.75 an hour
effective July 24, 2008, and at a rate of at least $7.75 an hour effective July 24, 2009
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
deleted text end deleted text begin beginning August 1, 2005deleted text endnew text begin $5.75 an
hour effective July 24, 2008, and at a rate of at least $6.75 an hour effective July 24, 2009
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 deleted text begin20deleted text endnew text begin 18new text end years a wagenew text begin at a
rate
new text end of deleted text begin$4.90deleted text end new text beginat least $5.35 new text endan hour new text begineffective July 24, 2008, and at a rate of at least $5.75 an
hour effective July 24, 2009
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 EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 177.24, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Notice. new text end

new text begin An employer who pays a new employee the current state minimum
wage under subdivision 1 must provide a written statement accompanying the first two
paychecks of the employee or on the first two paydays of the employee if the employee is
paid by electronic transfer. The written statement must be in at least 10-point font and
must include the following information:
new text end

new text begin (1) the applicable state or federal minimum wage rate required by law; and
new text end

new text begin (2) contact information for the Department of Labor and Industry for the reporting
of possible minimum wage violations.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 24, 2008.
new text end