In May 2016, the City of Minneapolis passed a highly-publicized ordinance requiring most employers to provide paid sick and safe leave for many employees. The ordinance resurfaced in Minnesota headlines this week when a Hennepin County judge prevented the City from enforcing the ordinance against nonresident employers when it goes into effect in July.
Recap: The ordinance
Minneapolis Ordinance No. 2016-040 requires employers to provide their employees with 1 hour of paid sick/safe leave for every 30 hours worked, with annual caps and some rollover. Leave can be used for various illness- or safety-related […]
Two weeks ago we posted an alert about a preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s new overtime-exemption rule. The rule was scheduled to take effect on December 1st. While the fate of the rule remains uncertain, the Department of Labor recently filed a notice of intent to appeal the trial court’s preliminary injunction.
For business owners monitoring the status of the case, we’ve gathered the following links providing coverage and commentary on the case. These links do not necessarily represent the opinion of Zlimen & McGuiness, PLLC, and are provided solely for our readers’ interest […]
The City of St. Paul recently passed an ordinance requiring employers to provide sick leave for employees. The ordinance, St. Paul City Ordinance 16-29 (available here), will be phased in beginning July 1, 2017. The ordinance is very similar to one passed earlier this year by the city of Minneapolis, but applies to all employers, regardless of size. If you’re an employer in the Twin Cities metro area, familiarize yourself with these requirements.
The ordinance requires employers to provide employees with one hour of sick/safe leave for every 30 hours worked. Employees may […]
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Minnesota minimum wage in on the rise. I wrote a rundown of the changes when the increase became law in April. That article is reprinted below.
Minimum wage is on the rise
It’s official. Come August, the Minnesota minimum wage is going up. This week, Governor Mark Dayton signed an increase to the minimum wage into law. It will rise to $8 per hour in August, and by 2016 it will reach $9.50. The new law also pegs the minimum wage to inflation, so it will regularly […]