Minnesota Announces Minimum Wage Increase for 2022

State Update Overview

Date Updated November 2021
Labor Law Update The State of Minnesota Minimum Wage Law
What Changed Minimum wage increases for 2022
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster Minnesota Labor Law Poster

In November 2021, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry published new minimum wage increases effective January 1, 2022.

Minnesota Minimum Wage Law

  • Minimum wage for large employers set to increase to $10.33 per hour.
  • Minimum wage for small employers, training wage, youth wage, and J-1 Visa holders set to increase to $8.42 per hour.
  • All minimum wage increases effective January 1, 2022.

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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