Minneapolis Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance

On August 8, 2019, the Minneapolis City Council passed the Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance, creating new requirements for Minneapolis employers and giving the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights enforcement power.  The ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2020. The City’s ordinance goes further than the state wage theft law by requiring employers to include an employee’s current balance of available sick and safe time hours on all earnings statements.

The ordinance also requires the following on pre-hire notices, in addition to state requirements:

  • the date when employment begins,
  • a notice regarding sick and safe time rights,
  • a statement that tip sharing is voluntary under state law (where applicable) and
  • relevant overtime policies

The City has posted additional information and preliminary FAQ’s on a new wage theft website

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