Minimum wage increases July 1 in Minneapolis

On July 1, 2020, the minimum wage in Minneapolis is going up to $11.75 at small businesses and $13.25 at large businesses. The City is committed to supporting an economy that includes everyone.

The new economic reality as a result of the pandemic is especially challenging for the lowest paid workers in our city who are often employed in essential or public-facing jobs. 
The City’s Department of Civil Rights oversees enforcement of the municipal minimum wage, and workers are encouraged to report violations online.
The Minneapolis minimum wage ordinance defines small businesses as 100 or fewer employees and large businesses as more than 100 employees. Tips and gratuities do not count toward payment of a minimum wage.

Increases in Minneapolis’ minimum wage directly benefit tens of thousands of families. The ordinance supports the City’s goals of promoting economic inclusion and reducing economic and racial disparities. For more information about the ordinance, visit For additional questions call 311 or email [email protected]

For an overview of resources for workers and businesses during COVID-19, including expanded Business Technical Assistance Program services, visit the City’s website or email [email protected] 

A comprehensive study of economic impacts conducted independently by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is ongoing.

Published Jun 24, 2020



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