New Minnesota Job Application Requirements

Minnesota Child Labor Law – Work Restrictions for Employees 16 and Younger

By Patrick McGuiness

Workers Younger Than 14 Years Old: Let’s start with the youngest workers. With a few exceptions, minors under the age of 14 may not be employed at all. The exceptions include: -Minors can be newspaper carriers (but must be at least 11 years old) -Minors can work in agriculture if they are at least 12…

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Non-Compete Agreements in Minnesota

By Patrick McGuiness

Generally, Minnesota courts do not like non-compete agreements. They are seen as a restriction on the ability of people to work and a constraint on the free movement of workers. However, there is a place for non-compete agreements and courts recognize that. Given the confidential nature of information many employees have access to, and how…

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The Minnesota Parenting Leave Act

By Patrick McGuiness

The Minnesota Parenting Leave Act (MPLA) has long required employers to allow their employees to use personal sick leave to care for the employee’s minor child due to illness or injury. As of August 1, 2013, that sick leave also extends to the sickness or injury of the employee’s family members. Qualified family members include…

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New Minnesota Job Application Requirements

By Patrick McGuiness

Does your business have a job application that people must fill out in order to be considered for employment with your business? If you do, when was the last time you reviewed it to make sure it was legally compliant. There are often changes to the law which affect what can be on job applications.…

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