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Minnesota's minimum wage to rise on Jan. 1

Minimum wage workers will see a pay rise in 2019.

Minnesota's minimum wage workers will see their pay increase on New Year's Day, as the state's minimum wage rises with inflation.

The minimum wage for large employers – companies with revenues of $500,000 or more – is currently $9.65-an-hour in Minnesota, but on Jan. 1, this will rise to $9.86.

For those who work 40-hour weeks, this corresponds to a $438.80 increase in gross pay over the course of the year.

Smaller employers – those with less than $500,000 revenue – will have to start paying their minimum wage employees $8.04-an-hour. 

The training wage rate and the youth wage rate is at $8.04.

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The minimum wage levels don't apply in the city of Minneapolis, which has a minimum wage of $10.25 for companies with fewer than 100 workers and $11.25 for those with more.

St. Paul is implementing its own minimum wage, but this won't start being phased in until July 1, 2020.

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