Minimum Wage Rates
Starting August 1, 2015, the following wage rates will be in effect:
Who is Covered?
The minimum wage law covers full-time and part-time employees, whether paid hourly rates, commissions, salaries or piece rates. Tipped employees are also covered as Minnesota does not allow tips received by employees to be credited toward the payment of minimum wages. Under the law, employers must pay their employees the minimum wage for all hours worked. “Hours worked” includes training time, waiting time, rest periods of fewer than 20 minutes and any other time the employees must be at work.
Employees that are exempt from minimum wage requirements include:
- taxicab drivers;
- volunteers of nonprofit organizations;
- people providing police or fire protection;
- employees subject to the provisions of the U.S. Department of Transportation (drivers, drivers' helpers, mechanics and loaders); and
- other workers listed under Minnesota Statutes §177.23, subd. 7.
Under Minnesota law, employers are required to pay 1½ the regular rate of pay for all hours worked more than 48 in a seven-day period. If the employer or employees are covered by federal wage laws, then overtime must be paid for all hours worked more than 40 in a seven-day period.
Wage and Overtime Law Poster
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry requires all Minnesota employers to display, along with other posters, a wage and overtime laws poster in the workplace. Employers can order the mandatory posters from DLI free of charge by clicking here.