2019 March

Minneapolis minimum wage update

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In January 2018, the City of Minneapolis’ minimum wage ordinance took effect. Businesses and business groups had previously sued the city to block the law, noting that the city’s minimum wage exceeded Minnesota’s current statewide minimum wage. In April 2018, a Minnesota district court held that the state law did not prohibit Minneapolis from setting a higher wage for employees who worked in the city.

This week, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s decision. The Court of Appeals noted that current state law sets a floor, not a ceiling, for minimum wages. Cities cannot […]