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By Michele R. Fisher
Partner

Minnesota Employers Must Comply With New Hour and Pay Laws Effective July 1, 2019

Effective Monday, July 1, 2019, employers of Minnesota workers have a long list of new wage and hour compliance requirements that will provide more clarity and transparency to workers about how they are being paid. 

There is a new important requirement that employers provide notice for workers to sign at the start of their employment disclosing important details about their pay, hours and time off.  There are mandates that certain information must be reflected on workers’ earning statements (such as pay rates, and whether the employee is paid hourly, salary, commission, day rate, etc.). The new law also requires employers to maintain a list of personnel policies provided to employees and the dates given.

With respect to timing of payment, the law will require wages be paid at least every 31 days, and earned commissions earned paid at least every three months. 

Expanded penalties apply for employer non-compliance with the new laws and their requirements.

Nichols Kaster, PLLP is committed to ensuring workers in Minnesota realize these important changes to the information their employers provide them about how they are being paid.  Often workers do not understand how they are being paid or why, making it hard for them to know if they are being paid correctly under the law.

For a more detailed summary of these new requirements by a Minnesota law firm that represents employers, co-authored by a former Nichols Kaster, PLLP associate can be viewed here.