Labor Standards Enforcement Division

We enforce the City's Sick and Safe Time, Minimum Wage and Wage Theft laws.
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What we do

How we help employees

The City of Minneapolis continues to update the laws that protect employees. Our division of the Civil Rights Department enforces these laws:

    • Paid sick leave
    • Minimum wage
    • Wage theft prevention 

How we help employers

We let employers know how to follow City of Minneapolis labor standards for employees. The City has:

  • Given free consultations to businesses:
    • 4,000 consultations to date
    • Educates businesses on labor standards
  • Sponsored a small business program that funds:
    • Payroll processing
    • Bookkeeping services
  • Created resources to help employers follow the laws:
    • Templates
    • Checklists
    • Sample policies
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Employer resources

Contact us

Labor Standards Enforcement Division




City Hall
350 Fifth St. S., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday