Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance
The City has adopted parts of the state’s new wage theft law, providing another avenue to employees for recovery of unpaid wages. The ordinance took effect on January 1st, 2020. The City’s wage theft prevention ordinance additionally requires employers in Minneapolis to provide sick and safe time accrual and use balances on all earnings statements, and distribute a Minneapolis labor poster to all new hires. Violations are reported online at minneapolismn.gov/laborenforcement.
Under the ordinance, employers must:
Provide employees with written pre-hire notices of certain employment terms. It must be signed by employees.(Download an example at minneapolismn.gov/laborenforcement.) (This example may be used to comply with both city and state wage theft laws.) (*NEW)
- Follow a regularly scheduled payday.
- Provide earnings statements at the end of each pay period.
- Provide sick and safe time accrual and use balances on all earnings statements. (*NEW)
- Distribute a Minneapolis labor poster to all new hires. (Copies are downloadable at minneapolismn.gov/laborenforcement) (*NEW)
Find an example pre-hire notice, FAQs, Minneapolis labor posters and more at minneapolismn.gov/laborenforcement.
Additional Information for Employers
Employers update your hiring and payroll practices to comply today! Please view short video and share it today on social media to help raise awareness. English and Spanish versions are available on the City’s YouTube channel.
If you have any questions, please email labor standards staff at [email protected] or call Minneapolis 311 (Outside of Minneapolis dial (612)673-3000). The City's Small Business Team can also provide information and assistance to help your business grow. Go to business.minneapolismn.gov, call (612)673-2499 or email [email protected] for resources.
Last updated Jan 2, 2020