Minimum Wage Employer Resources
The Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) is available to help businesses understand their Minimum Wage responsibilities. To make Minimum Wage compliance as efficient as possible, HREEO has provided the following employer resources. The Saint Paul business community can also contact city staff for business assistance or questions.
To get started, figure out your business size under the Minimum Wage Ordinance:
Business Size flowchart
Note: Employers must count all employees whether employed full-time, part-time, jointly with another employer, or on temporary basis, including employees not located in Saint Paul.
Minimum Wage Schedules
Once you know your business size, you need to determine your effective date (either January 1, 2020 or July 1, 2020) and the rate of pay. Be sure to note when the wage increases:
|Date||Macro Businesses (10,001 + employees) & City of Saint Paul Employees|
|Date||Large Businesses (101 - 10,000 employees)||Small Businesses (6 -100 employees)||Micro Businesses (5 or fewer employees)|
|7/1/2026||City Rate*||City Rate*||$14.25|
|7/1/2027||City Rate*||City Rate*||$15.00|
|7/1/2028||City Rate*||City Rate*||City Rate*|
Youth Wage Schedule
If you have employees under the age of twenty (20), you may be able to pay the youth wage or youth training wage under specific circumstances. Review the Rules and FAQs for the youth wage criteria. If you have qualified employees, follow the youth wage schedule:
|After July 1, 2025||85% of the city minimum wage, rounded to the nearest nickel|
Workplace Notice Posters
Employers must post and provide notice to their employees of their minimum wage rights. You must notify your employees of their minimum wage rights. The city provides workplace posters for you to use that are specific to each business size:
Know Your Responsibilities
Read the Rules, FAQs, and Ordinance to fully understand your responsibilities. Contact HREEO with any additional questions.