The minimum wage is $6.15 for employers whose annual gross volume of sales made or business done is not less than $500,000. For employers whose annual gross volume of sales made or business done is less than $500,000, the minimum wage is $5.25 per hour. An employer may pay $4.25 an hour to new employees who are under the age of 20 during their first 90 consecutive days of employment.
Minimum wage rates apply to all hours worked, whether part time or full time. No employer may take a tip credit against an employee’s wage under Minnesota law. Exempt employees include: babysitters, taxicab drivers, volunteers of nonprofit organizations, elected government officials, people providing police or fire protection and employees subject to the provisions of the U.S. Department of Transportation (drivers, drivers’ helpers, mechanics and loaders).
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