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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Linn County minimum wage increase takes effect Jan. 1

The minimum wage increase for Linn County approved by the Linn County Board of Supervisors will take effect Jan. 1, 2017, bringing the minimum wage to $8.25 per hour.

The Board of Supervisors in September approved an ordinance to increase the minimum wage in Linn County by $1 per year for three years beginning in 2017. This action by the Board of Supervisors will raise the current $7.25 minimum wage in Linn County as follows:

  • January 1, 2017: $8.25
  • January 1, 2018: $9.25
  • January 1, 2019: $10.25

The ordinance will apply within the unincorporated areas of Linn County, Iowa and within any city or portion of any city within Linn County that does not enact a conflicting ordinance.

The ordinance does not include automatic increases to the minimum wage based on the Consumer Price Index for the Midwest region. The ordinance also does not include a provision for youth wages. 

The exemptions from the minimum wage requirements stated in Iowa Code Section 91D.1(2) apply to Linn County’s ordinance. The exemptions are also listed in Section 5 of the Linn County Minimum Wage Ordinance 4-9-2016.


Resources available on Linn County’s website include:

More information is available at www.linncounty.org/MinimumWage.

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