Department of Civil Rights

Frank Reed, Interim Director

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Location:
350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday


Administrative Rules Library

Administrative rules specify or elaborate on the requirements of a law or policy or provide clarity on how a law or policy is to be carried out or enforced. Administrative rules have the force and effect of law. 

Adopted Rules

Below are finalized rules that have been adopted by the Department. 

Sick and Safe Time

Minimum Wage

Wage Theft Prevention

Designation of High-Risk Contractors 

Reconsideration of Good Faith Effort Review Denials

Grounds for Dismissing an Alleged Violation (Labor Standards Enforcement Division)

Proposed Rules Open for Public Comment

The Department has drafted frequently asked questions and rules documents to provide general guidance to freelance workers and those who hire freelancers about their rights and responsibilities under the City’s freelance worker protection ordinance, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2021.

The ordinance will help prevent the exploitation of freelance workers, including many self-employed entrepreneurs who work as independent contractors. Under the ordinance, businesses that hire certain freelancers for their work in the City of Minneapolis must confirm their agreement in writing. It is an ordinance violation for a hiring party to refuse to pay the freelancer as stated in the contract.

Please submit any public comments about the clarity and substance of information in the FAQs and rules documents here. The deadline for submitting public comments is Dec. 31, 2020.    

Record of Public Comments

Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance


Last updated Oct 5, 2020



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