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Minimum wage increase update

Effective July 1, 2023, the minimum wage hourly rate in St. Paul will be $15.00 for Large businesses, $13.00 for Small businesses and $11.50 for Micro businesses. The minimum wage hourly rate for Macro businesses is $15.19, which became effective January 1, 2023. 
On November 14, 2018, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter signed into law a citywide Minimum Wage Ordinance. The signing followed a unanimous vote from the Saint Paul City Council to adopt the ordinance. The minimum wage ordinance implements minimum wage schedules depending on business size. 
Under the ordinance, a Macro business employs 10,001+ employees. A Large business employs 101-10,000 employees. A Small business employs 6-100 employees, and a Micro business employs 5 or fewer employees. Employers must count all employees whether employed full-time, part-time, jointly with another employer, or on a temporary basis, including employees not located in Saint Paul.

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