Minnesota Announces Minimum Wage Increase for 2021

State Update Overview

Date Updated August 2020
Labor Law Update The State of Minnesota introduced upcoming minimum wage increases.
What Changed Added new minimum wages for 2021.
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster Minnesota Labor Law Poster

In August 2020, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry published new minimum wage increases effective January 1, 2021.

Minnesota Minimum Wage Increases

  • Currently $10.00 per hour for large employers; $8.15 per hour for small employers.
  • Increases to $10.08 per hour for large employers; $8.21 per hour for small employers effective January 1, 2021.

Wage and Hour Exemptions

Employees may be exempt from wage and hour laws based on criteria associated with their salary, actual duties, and skills. Exempt employees neither receive overtime pay nor qualify for minimum wage. Minnesota labor law defines these exemptions based on Executive, Administrative, or Professional status. Learn more here.

Minnesota Labor Law Poster Updates

All businesses within the State of Minnesota must display the new Minnesota’s Minimum Wage Laws Notice along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our Minnesota & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the Minnesota Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.

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