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Minneapolis Can Boost Wages to $15 an Hour: State Top Court (1)

Jan. 22, 2020, 9:38 PMUpdated: Jan. 23, 2020, 4:50 PM

Minneapolis has the power to boost workers’ minimum wage to $15 an hour, despite a state law that sets a lower rate, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled. The decision upholds the city’s ordinance and allows it to join dozens of local governments around the country pushing for higher pay.

The city’s ordinance, passed in July 2017, doesn’t conflict with the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act, which sets a minimum wage between $8.15 and $10 an hour, the court found. The decision stems from a lawsuit filed by manufacturing and supplies company Graco Inc., which sought to block the Minneapolis...

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