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Cracking Down on Wage Theft in Minnesota

Attorney General Keith Ellison promises to crack down on wage theft, the common practice of employers unlawfully withholding wages employees rightly earned on the job.  According to a recent Star Tribune article, Minnesota employees lose roughly $12 million annually from employers who fail to compensate workers for their work.  Under Attorney General Ellison’s leadership, the Attorney General’s Office is creating a new division to expand its prosecutorial power and is seeking to add over a half dozen investigators to stamp out these practices.  On May 7, 2019, Nichols Kaster, with the Attorney General’s office, is hosting a CLE for workers’ rights advocates to fight wage theft and unfair employment practices.