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Minimum Wage: Minnesota

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Dorraine Larison, Gray Plant Mooty

Updating Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor

Summary

  • The minimum wage rate in Minnesota varies depending on the size of the employer. See The Minimum Wage.
  • Employers may make deductions from an employee's wages, as long as the deductions do not reduce the wages below the minimum wage, for certain expenses. See Deductions Above the Minimum Wage.
  • Employers may make deductions from an employee's wage, even if the deductions bring the employee's wage below the minimum wage, for child support, board and lodging, union dues, insurance contributions and certain other expenses. See Deductions Below the Minimum Wage.
  • Workers with disabilities and trainees may be paid less than the minimum wage in certain circumstances. See Subminimum Wages.