Minnesota minimum wage to increase January 1, 2018

Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning Jan. 1, 2018, to $9.65 an hour for large employers and $7.87 an hour for other state minimum wages. Under Minnesota law, the Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry is required to determine and announce the inflation-adjusted minimum-wage rate each year by Aug. 31. This year, the change in the price deflator is an increase of 1.56 percent. (Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry News Release, August 17, 2017.)

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