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Minnesota Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Minnesota State Tax ID Number 

Click HERE to obtain State Tax ID  

Click HERE to obtain State Unemployment Tax ID  

Minnesota Wage and Hour Laws

Minimum Wage 

Minnesota minimum wage rates vary depending on the size of the employer’s revenues.  

  • Large employers with annual gross revenues of $500,000 or more must pay at least $10.59 per hour  
  • Small employers with annual gross revenues of less than $500,000 must pay at least $8.63 per hour  

For more information on Minnesota’s minimum wage rates, please click HERE 

Please note that several cities in Minnesota have their own separate minimum wage rates which are higher than the state mandated rate and that minimum wage rates for all jurisdictions are subject to change. Employers should verify they meet current state, county, and local requirements.  


Minnesota’s overtime laws require employers to pay one and one-half times an employee’s regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 48 in a seven-day workweek. Covered employers must comply with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s requirement to pay a non-exempt employee overtime for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek.  

For more information on Minnesota’s overtime laws, please click HERE.  

Pay Frequency 

Minnesota law requires employers to pay employees for all earned wages on a regularly, scheduled payday at least once every 31 days.  

Minnesota Unemployment

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                                    40,000  

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)           1.1-9.0*  

Rates vary by industry  

Minnesota Income Tax Withholding 

Minnesota requires employers to withhold income tax from the wages of residents and nonresidents.  

Every employer doing business in Minnesota must withhold state taxes from taxable wages paid to covered employees.  

Minnesota has reciprocal agreements with Michigan and North Dakota, provided that nonresidents certify that they are eligible to receive tax credits for income taxes that will be paid to their state of residence. Minnesota residents working in Michigan and North Dakota are exempted from withholding and tax filing requirements for those states.  

Minnesota State Resources 

Minnesota Department of Revenue 

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry 

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance 

Minnesota SUI Rate 


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Revised 3/2023