March 1, 2018 / 12:38 AM / a year ago

Judge rejects challenge to Minneapolis $15 minimum wage law

A Minnesota state judge has rejected manufacturing company Graco Inc’s challenge to a law that will raise Minneapolis’ minimum wage to $15 an hour, in the latest decision to find that a city’s law is not preempted by a state law mandating a lower minimum wage.

District Court Judge Susan Burke in Hennepin County on Tuesday said the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act sets a floor, and not a ceiling, for what workers must be paid, and allows cities to tweak their laws to meet the needs of their residents.

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