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MN Employee Notice and Wage Theft Changes

By Bryan Zlimen

Effective July 1, Minnesota’s new Wage Theft Law will require employers to provide notices to employees upon employment, provide additional information on earnings statements, and keep additional employee records.  Beginning August 1, the law creates increased violation penalties for noncompliance and expands the Department of Labor and Industry’s and Attorney General’s authority to enforce it. …

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Sick Safe Leave Update

By Bryan Zlimen

On April 29, 2019 the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that Minneapolis’ sick and safe leave ordinance can apply to employers not located within Minneapolis. Previously, the courts had limited the reach of the ordinance to employers resident in the city. This ruling will have a significant impact on companies that do business in the…

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Proposed new overtime rules

By Alexandra Zabinski

Back in 2016, employers nationwide prepared to comply with scheduled changes to overtime eligibility rules. The 2016 changes were never implemented, but on March 7 this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released new proposed changes. If implemented, the changes would raise the overtime salary threshold for non-exempt workers from $455/week ($23,660/year) to $679/week…

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Minneapolis minimum wage update

By Alexandra Zabinski

In January 2018, the City of Minneapolis’ minimum wage ordinance took effect. Businesses and business groups had previously sued the city to block the law, noting that the city’s minimum wage exceeded Minnesota’s current statewide minimum wage. In April 2018, a Minnesota district court held that the state law did not prohibit Minneapolis from setting…

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