Supreme Court upholds Minneapolis minimum wage

The ruling follows three years of legal fighting over the $15 minimum wage.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 12:07 PM

The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld the City of Minneapolis' authority to impose a minimum wage that's higher than the state's.

The ruling follows three years of legal fighting over the $15 minimum wage. The Star Tribune reports the manufacturing and supplies company, Graco Inc., sued in 2017 to try to block the $15 wage from taking effect.

Graco argued it would create a patchwork of compensation standards because of the state's $10 an hour minimum wage for large businesses.

Minneapolis was the first Midwestern city to adopt a $15 per hour minimum wage, which will be phased in gradually until it peaks in 2024.

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