Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance


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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:

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 Mar 18, 2020



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