2019 Wage Theft Law

The Minnesota Legislature recently passed a new Wage Theft Law. The new law amends existing state labor laws and provides for new wage and hour requirements, protections, and sanctions. All new provisions, except for those making “wage theft” a criminal offense, went into effect July 1, 2019. The provisions providing for criminal wage theft and sanctions are effective Aug. 1, 2019.  

List of Resources:

Sample notice of wage policies here.

Summary of the law: https://www.dli.mn.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/wage_theft_law_summary.pdf

Guidance published by the MN Department of Labor: https://www.dli.mn.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/wage_theft_summary_employers.pdf

Q & A: http://www.dli.mn.gov/business/employment-practices/wage-theft-qa   

Complete text of the new law: www.revisor.mn.gov/laws/2019/1/Session+Law/Chapter/7/