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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

Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor

Summary

  • The minimum wage rate in Minnesota varies depending on the size of the employer. See Minimum Wage.
  • Employers may make deductions from employees' wages for certain expenses, as long as the deductions do not reduce their wages below the minimum wage. See Deductions Above the Minimum Wage.
  • Employers may make deductions from employees' wages for child support, board and lodging, union dues, insurance contributions and certain other expenses, even if the deductions bring their wages below the minimum wage. See Deductions Below the Minimum Wage.
  • Employers may not count gratuities toward the payment of the minimum wage. See Tip Credit.
  • Certain employees may be paid less than the minimum wage under certain circumstances. See Subminimum Wages.
  • Localities including Minneapolis and St. Paul have requirements pertaining to the minimum wage. See Local Requirements.