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Minnesota Minimum Wage Increase

December 12, 2018

The following is a blog written by new GDC member Audacity HR

Thank you Stacy Johnston!

Minnesota Minimum Wage Increase

Heads Up, GDC Employers!

The New Year brings a promise of fresh starts and new beginnings. This January, it also brings an increase to the Minnesota minimum wage. GDC employers, be prepared to stay in compliance in 2019!

The current Minnesota minimum wage for a large employer is $9.65 and $7.87 for a small employer. What is the difference between a small and large employer in Minnesota? A large employer is defined as any enterprise with an annual gross revenue of $500,000 or more; a small employer is any enterprise with annual gross revenue of less than $500,000.

Minnesota's minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation January 1, 2019, to $9.86 an hour for large employers and $8.04 an hour for other state minimum wages (small employer, training wage and youth wage).

This table shows the current minimum wage
and the adjustment starting 1.1.19:

HR thought leader, Stacy Johnston of Audacity HR, provides innovative human resource solutions with a mission to support organizations in understanding and engaging their biggest competitive advantage… their employees! Johnston is a licensed attorney and holds the SHRM-CP and PHR credentials. She is on the Board at the Lake Superior Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and a member of the Northland Human Resource Association (NHRA) and the National Speakers Association (NSA).