Minimum Wage Employee Resources

If a Saint Paul employee has questions regarding their rights under the Minimum Wage Ordinance, please contact the Labor Standards unit

Employees are encouraged to know their minimum wage rights.

Read more about Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions

Under the Minimum Wage Ordinance, you have rights for the time you work in the City of Saint Paul, including:


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Know Your Rights Sheet (English)

Know Your Rights Sheet (Hmong)

Know Your Rights Sheet (Spanish)

Know Your Rights Sheet (Somali)

Your minimum wage rate depends on your employer’s business size:

Date Macro Businesses (10,001 + employees) & City of Saint Paul Employees 
1/1/2020 $12.50
7/1/2021 $12.50
7/1/2022 $15.00
1/1/2023 City Rate*
Date Large Businesses    (101 - 10,000 employees) Small Businesses     (6 - 100 employees) Micro Businesses (5 or fewer employees)
7/1/2020 $11.50 $10.00 $9.25
7/1/2021 $12.50 $11.00 $10.00
7/1/2022 $13.50 $12.00 $10.75
7/1/2023 $15.00 $13.00 $11.50
7/1/2024 City Rate* $14.00 $12.25
7/1/2025 City Rate* $15.00 $13.25
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*

If you are under the age of twenty and your employment meets certain criteria, your employer may be able to pay you an adjusted wage:

Date Youth Wage 
7/1/2020 $8.50
7/1/2021 $9.35
7/1/2022 $10.20
7/1/2023 $11.05
7/1/2024 $11.90
7/1/2025 $12.75
After July 1, 2025 85% of the city minimum wage, rounded to the nearest nickel

Workplace Notice Posters  

Your employer must provide viewable and noticeable notice of your minimum wage rights. The city provides a workplace poster with your applicable minimum wage based on your employer’s business size that looks like this: 

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Review the Minimum Wage Ordinance and Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions to fully understand your rights. Contact HREEO with any additional questions.

Minimum Wage Notice Poster-Macro (English)

Minimum Wage Notice Poster-Macro (Hmong)

Minimum Wage Notice Poster-Macro (Spanish)

Minimum Wage Notice Poster-Macro (Somali)

Minimum Wage Notice Poster - Large (English)

Minimum Wage Notice Poster - Small (English)

Minimum Wage Notice Poster - Micro (English)

Adjusted Wage Notice

Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions (Hmong)

Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish)

Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions (Somali)

 

Minimum Wage Complaints

HREEO is responsible for resolving employee minimum wage complaints. If you believe your rights have been violated, complete the Complaint Form and submit it to the Labor Standards unit. After receiving the minimum wage complaint form, a city staff member will follow up with the complainant within five (5) business days.   

Complaint Form