• Minneapolis Minimum Wage to Reach $15 an Hour by 2024
  • August 11, 2017 | Authors: Gina K. Janeiro; Richard Greiffenstein
  • Law Firm: Jackson Lewis P.C. - Minneapolis Office
  • All employers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, must pay their employees at least $15.00 an hour by July 1, 2024, under a minimum wage ordinance approved by the Minneapolis City Council on June 30, 2017. The ordinance applies to anyone who works in Minneapolis for any amount of time.

    The ordinance will be implemented under a tiered phase-in period for “large” and “small” employers. Large employers (with at least 101 employees) must pay Minneapolis workers $15.00 an hour in five years. Small employers (with up to 100 employees) will have seven years to reach that target wage.

    The ordinance does not include an exception for tipped workers in the hospitality industry. All workers will be subject to the minimum wage, regardless of tips.

    The hourly minimum wage tiered phase-in period will be as follows:

    Date

    Large business: five years

    Small business: seven years

    Jan. 1, 2018

    $10.00

    No increase

    July 1, 2018

    $11.25

    $10.25

    July 1, 2019

    $12.25

    $11.00

    July 1, 2020

    $13.25

    $11.75

    July 1, 2021

    $14.25

    $12.50

    July 1, 2022

    $15.00

    $13.50

    2023

    Jan. 1: $15.00 indexed to inflation

    July 1: $14.50

    July 1, 2024

    $15.00 indexed to inflation

    $15.00 indexed to inflation

    The ordinance also provides a private cause of action in district court for violations.