Minnesota minimum wage update

  • Effective January 1, 2021, the state minimum wage for large employers (those with annual gross revenues of $500,000.00 or more) is $10.08 per hour. The minimum wage for small employers (those with annual gross revenues of less than $500,000.00) is $8.21 per hour.
  • J-1 Visa employees: The state minimum wage for those employees of hotels, motels, and resorts working under the authority of a summer work, travel exchange visitor (J) non-immigrant visa is $8.21 per hour.
  • Employers may pay a training wage of $8.21 per hour for employees under the age of twenty (20) for the first ninety (90) days of their employment.
  • Minor employees under the age of eighteen (18) may be paid a minimum wage of $8.21 per hour.
  • For more information, please visit the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry website.

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