2016 June

Changes to the Minnesota Retainage Law

06.7.2016
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The proposed changes to Minnesota’s retainage law we had posted about previously were signed into law by Governor Dayton on May 19, 2016. Here are the basics about the changes to the law and what they mean for your business.

Prompt Payment:
The revised statute permits contractors and subcontractors to stop work on a project if they are not paid within ten days after an undisputed payment is due. They are not required to continue work until they are paid. It will also allow recovery of interest, court costs, and attorney’s fees if civil suit is […]

Minneapolis Now Requires Paid Sick Leave

06.6.2016
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Minneapolis has become the first city in Minnesota to require paid sick leave. On May 27, 2016, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a citywide sick leave ordinance, called the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. The ordinance requires employers with at least six employees, regardless of the employer’s location, to provide paid sick leave to employees who work in the city of Minneapolis for at least 80 hours in one calendar year. It is irrelevant whether the employee is full or part-time, seasonal, or working on a temporary basis. Employers with five employees or less must allow […]