Lake Street at Bryant Avenue South in the Lyn-Lake/CARAG neighborhood of South Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Tony Webster from San Francisco, California

Minimum wage increases July 1 in Minneapolis for small businesses

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MINNEAPOLIS— On July 1, 2023, the small business minimum wage in Minneapolis is going up to $14.50. The minimum wage for large businesses already increased in January and is currently $15.19. Beginning July 2024, the minimum wage for small businesses will match the rate for large businesses and continue increasing slightly every Jan. 1.

The City stated that they’re committed to supporting an economy that includes everyone.

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.

The City’s Department of Civil Rights oversees enforcement of the municipal minimum wage and wage theft prevention ordinances, and workers are encouraged to report violations online.

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

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