Mark DaytonOn May 30, 2017, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced that he vetoed “Chapter 2, Senate File 3”, the Uniform State Labor Standards bill (aka, the “Preemption Act”). In doing so, Governor Dayton (correctly) explained that the bill would “preempt local governments’ ability to set wage and benefit levels higher than state law.” Indeed, one of

3D_Judges_GavelGood news for employers doing business in Minneapolis, but not located in Minneapolis…as the result of a lawsuit brought by the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce and others, a Hennepin County judge has temporarily enjoined Minneapolis from enforcing its Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance against employers not residing in Minneapolis, until the hearing on the merits.

St PaulAs predicted in my earlier post, on September 7, 2016, St. Paul joined Minneapolis in unanimously approving a sick and safe leave ordinance – with a very big difference. Unlike Minneapolis, the St. Paul ordinance mandates paid leave be provided by all sizes of employers. For purposes of the St. Paul Ordinance, an “employer”