As I have blogged about previously, the City of Minneapolis’ Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance went into effect January 1, 2020. While Minneapolis adopted some of the State of Minnesota’s Wage Theft Act, it also added additional requirements, summarized below compliments of the City of Minneapolis:

Under the ordinance, employers must:

  • Provide employees with written pre-hire notices of certain employment terms. It must be signed by employees. (Download at (This example may be used to comply with both city and state wage theft laws.)
  • Follow a regularly scheduled payday.
  • Provide earnings statements at the end of each pay period.
  • Provide sick and safe time accrual and use balances on all earnings statements.
  • Distribute a Minneapolis labor poster to all new hires. (Download at

Resources for businesses:

Example pre-hire notices, FAQs, and Minneapolis labor posters downloadable now at