Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that in just a few short weeks, August 1, 2023, recreational cannabis (marijuana) will be lawful in Minnesota (under state law). However, recent news has also highlighted the fact that it may take up to 18 months for new cannabis dispensaries to obtain a license to

Effective January 1, 2024, Minnesota employers (including employment agencies and labor organizations) are prohibited from inquiring into a job applicant’s pay history (prior or current wage, salary, earnings, benefits) “for the purpose of determining compensation or benefits”. However, applicants may voluntarily disclose it (without being asked or prompted). If they do this, employers may

If you are a home health care provider (personal care attendants, community first service and support workers), the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry (MNDOLI) has created a new webpage for information related to employment practices in your industry. This includes a general video on:

  • Overtime (follow federal (40+ hrs/wk) and state law (48+ hrs/wk)

Minnesota employees who are eligible for Frontline Worker Pay will be able to apply at https://frontlinepay.mn.gov starting tomorrow, June 8, 2022. That means that Minnesota employers who are in the frontline industry sector (see my previous post), must provide notice by June 23, 2022.  

MNDOLI has drafted the employer notice in several languages, which

From time-to-time, I meet (read: they got in trouble or were about to) a new client from out of state that has an issue in Minnesota arise – not because of any willful or intentional wrongdoing, but just because they don’t realize some unique aspects of Minnesota law.  So, for those non-Minnesota based Minnesota employers,