MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis businesses with at least 100 employees will have a new minimum wage in a few short weeks.
City officials said starting Jan. 1, 2018, large businesses will be required to pay their employees at least $10 per hour. The ordinance applies to all employees, regardless of immigration status.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial, April 13: Will The Former Minneapolis Police Officer Testify?
The Minneapolis City Council voted back in June to increase the minimum wage. It will eventually increase to $15 per hour by 2022. The ordinance applies to most city employees, even those who earn tips.READ MORE: Pope Francis Asks For, Accepts MN Bishop Michael Hoeppner’s Resignation Following Sex Abuse Investigation
The current minimum wage in Minneapolis ranges from $7.75 to $9.50 per hour.
By July 1, 2018, the large business minimum wage will be $11.25, and it will increase to $12.25 by July of 2019. For small businesses, which have 100 or fewer employees, there will be no increase on Jan. 1, 2018. The minimum wage will go up to $10.25 per hour on July 1 and $11 per hour on July 1, 2019.MORE NEWS: 40 Arrested In The Twin Cities After 2nd Night Of Daunte Wright Protests
City officials say there are more than 84,000 people working in Minneapolis with incomes below the federal poverty level.