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HF 2253

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/13/2017 06:12pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/08/2017

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to employment; establishing a regional minimum wage; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 177.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [177.245] REGIONAL MINIMUM WAGE.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Amount. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding section 177.24, and except as otherwise
provided in sections 177.21 to 177.35:
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new text begin (1) every large employer, as defined in section 177.24, subdivision 1, must pay each
employee wages for employment in the region at a rate of at least:
new text end

new text begin (i) $10.50 per hour beginning August 1, 2017;
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new text begin (ii) $12.00 per hour beginning August 1, 2018;
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new text begin (iii) $13.50 per hour beginning August 1, 2019;
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new text begin (iv) $15.00 per hour beginning August 1, 2020; and
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new text begin (v) the rate established under section 177.24, subdivision 1, paragraph (f), beginning
January 1, 2021; and
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new text begin (2) every small employer, as defined in section 177.24, subdivision 1, must pay each
employee wages for employment in the region at a rate of at least:
new text end

new text begin (i) $8.50 per hour beginning August 1, 2017;
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new text begin (ii) $10.00 per hour beginning August 1, 2018;
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new text begin (iii) $11.50 per hour beginning August 1, 2019;
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new text begin (iv) $13.00 per hour beginning August 1, 2020; and
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new text begin (v) the rate established under section 177.24, subdivision 1, paragraph (f), beginning
January 1, 2021.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "region" means any of the seven
counties in the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Employment in the region. new text end

new text begin (a) An employee is covered by this section for
each hour worked within the geographic boundaries of the region.
new text end

new text begin (b) An employee who is typically based outside the region and performs work in the
region on an occasional basis is covered by this section in a two-week period only if the
employee performs more than two hours of work for an employer within the region during
that two-week period. Once an employee performs more than two hours of work within the
region during a two-week period, payment for all time worked in the region shall be made
in compliance with this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) Time spent in the region solely for the purpose of traveling through the region from
a point of origin outside the region to a destination outside the region, with no
employment-related or commercial stops in the region, except for refueling or the employee's
personal meals or errands, is not covered by this section.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Training wages and minors. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding subdivision 1, the
commissioner may establish a minimum wage for employees employed in the region that
are under 20 years of age during the first 90 consecutive days of employment and employees
employed in the region that are under 18 years of age at no less than the rate provided under
section 177.24, subdivision 1, paragraphs (c) and (e).
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new text begin (b) 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 a wage authorized under this subdivision.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Enforcement. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of labor and industry shall enforce this section.
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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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