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    The Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization which serves its member businesses and the community. We are located in the heart of West Central Minnesota’s premier lakes country destination, Otter Tail County. With its nearly 1100 lakes, rivers, streams and trails offering an abundance of recreational options, its a great place to grow your business.

    We serve as the lead advocate and resource for our members and to create partnerships that foster a healthy business climate.

  • Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect January 1, 2019

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    December 27, 2018
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    New state minimum wage as of Jan. 1, 2019

    Minnesota's minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning Jan. 1, 2019, to $9.86 an hour for large employers and $8.04 an hour for other state minimum wages.

    Minimum-wage rates of Jan. 1, 2019

    The following are Minnesota's minimum-wage rates as of Jan. 1, 2019.
    • Large employers must pay at least $9.86 an hour when the employer's annual gross revenues are $500,000 or more.
    • Small employers must pay at least $8.04 an hour when the employer's annual gross revenues are less than $500,000.
    • The training wage rate, $8.04 an hour, may be paid to employees younger than 20 years of age for the first 90 consecutive days of employment.
    • The youth wage rate, at least $8.04 an hour, may be paid to employees younger than 18 years of age.

    Why the state minimum wage is increasing

    Under Minnesota law, the commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry is required to determine and announce the inflation-adjusted minimum-wage rate each year by Aug. 31. This year, the change in the price deflator is an increase of 2.16 percent.

    Minneapolis minimum wage increase effective July 1, 2019

    The Minneapolis minimum wage increases July 1, 2019. Learn more about the increase, implementation and enforcement at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/minimumwage or call the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights at 612-673-3012.

    New minimum-wage poster is available online

    Minnesota law requires employers to display five state-mandated posters in a location where employees can easily see them. Download the free poster pack here, which includes all five posters, plus the minimum-wage poster that will be effective Jan. 1, 2019.


    Labor Standards serves the citizens of Minnesota by providing information about the state's wage, hour and employment laws.
    Phone:  651-284-5070 or 800-342-5354
    Email:  dli.laborstandards@state.mn.us
    Website:  www.dli.mn.gov
    Lisa Workman, President
    (218) 736-6951
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