Effective today, July 1, 2019, Minnesota’s new Wage Theft Law goes into effect, except for the provisions of the new law that amend Minnesota Statutes Sec. 609.52 (criminal wage theft and sanctions) which provisions go into effect August 1, 2019. Effective today, our Minnesota legislature has created new responsibilities for employers in the State of Minnesota including, but not limited to, the following: 1) employer obligations to provide employment status and terms of employment written information to newly hired employees when they start to work; 2) employer obligations to provide employment status and terms of employment written information to currently employed employees under certain circumstances; 3) employer obligations to provide employees specific information on their earnings statements; 4) employer obligations to maintain additional employment information; and 5) clarification as to the timing of payment of employee wages and commissions. Employers must not retaliate against employees for asserting rights or remedies under Minnesota’s wage and hour laws.
For more information regarding Minnesota’s new Wage Theft Law, contact Employment Law Specialist Attorney, Kelly C. Dohm.