This Law Firm Publication by Jackson Lewis P.C. discusses Graco, Inc. v. City of Minneapolis, in which the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the Municipal Minimum Wage Ordinance that Minneapolis enacted in 2017. The ordinance provides for a higher minimum wage for employees in Minneapolis (currently $12.25 per hour for large employers and $11.00 per hour for small employers) than what state law requires under the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (currently $10.00 per hour for large employers and $8.15 for small employers). In Graco, the court affirmed the lower court's decision that state law does not directly or impliedly preempt the ordinance. Instead, the ordinance complements the state law, which requires employers to pay "at least" the minimum wage and contemplates a potentially higher rate.