2020 Saint Paul, MN Minimum Wage Ordinance

Beginning January 1, 2020, covered employers in Saint Paul, Minnesota, must comply with the city’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance.


The city’s former Earned Sick and Safe Time notice has been renamed City of Saint Paul Employee Rights, and information on the new minimum wage requirements as well as Earned Sick and Safe Time is all on one notice.


Who Is Covered Under the Minimum Wage Ordinance?

All employees working within the Saint Paul city limits for at least 2 days in a week are entitled to the new municipal minimum wage; however, the applicable rates and effective dates will vary based on the employer. In addition, limited adjustments to the minimum wage will apply to some employees and trainees under 20 years of age.


Effective January 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022, employees who work for the City of Saint Paul and employees who work at macro businesses must be paid a minimum wage of $12.50 per hour. On July 1, 2022, employees working at macro businesses must be paid a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour.

The Saint Paul Minimum Wage Ordinance includes future minimum wage rates over several years, depending on the size of the business. The ordinance defines the business sizes as follows:

  • Macro: 10,001 or more employees
  • Large: 101 or more employees
  • Small: 100 or fewer employees
  • Micro: 5 or fewer employees

The future minimum wage amounts will be added to the City of Saint Paul Employee Rights notice on July 1 of each applicable year.

Are There Any Changes to Earned Sick and Safe Time?

Because the notice has a colorful new design, and information on Earned Sick and Safe Time has been laid out differently, it may seem like there have been changes. While some of the notice language has been adjusted slightly, all the rules and benefits of the ordinance remain the same.

Posting the Notice and Other Requirements

In addition to posting the City of Saint Paul Employee Rights notice in their places of business, employers who provide an employee handbook must include in the handbook notice of employees’ rights and remedies under the Minimum Wage Ordinance and the Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance.

For further information about this and other requirements, visit Saint Paul’s website regarding minimum wage and the city’s website regarding sick and safe time – or call 651-266-8900.

Compliance Made Easy!

If you have not already done so, we encourage you to order our City/County Poster 1-Year Plan so that you will automatically receive the updated Saint Paul poster in plenty of time before January 1, 2020. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the plan year, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance!