Minnesota Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Minnesota are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Minnesota

Date
Poster/Update
  • 10/2019

    Minnesota Minimum Wage-Revised with new 2020 minimum wages for large and small employers.

  • 10/2018

    Vermont Minimum Wage-Updated with new 2019 minimum wage of $9.86 and a new email/website for the MN Department of Labor and industry.

  • 10/2017

    Minnesota Minimum Wage-Updated with new 2018 minimum wage rates.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 10/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated with new guidelines on reporting various injuries at work, new injury posting guidelines, email and phone number listings.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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Minnesota Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Minimum Wage (Minnesota Statutes 177.31) You're mandated by Minnesota law to provide, in a conspicuous location, summarized information regarding minimum wage (including the amount and associated rules). Be aware that the commissioner may fine you up to $200 for each failure to comply with this law. The full color, easy-to-read Minnesota Complete Labor Law Poster ensures that you remain compliant, and that your employees remain informed.
  • Age Discrimination (Minnesota Statutes 181.81(b)) Age discrimination in the workplace is against the law. Our Minnesota Complete Labor Law Poster lets you clearly inform employees that your policies are law-abiding, and that the mandatory retirement age in your company is 70.
  • Unemployment (Minnesota Statutes 268.068) Your employees have the legal right to easily access summarized unemployment benefit information. The Minnesota Complete Labor Law Poster provides this information in a clear, easy-to-read format.
  • Workers Compensation (Minnesota Statutes 176.139) Your company must purchase Workers' Compensation coverage and, in a conspicuous location, inform employees of their rights and obligations. Be aware that failure to comply with this statute can carry penalties of $500 by the commissioner. The Minnesota Complete Labor Law Poster solves this obligation for you safely and appropriately.
  • Safety and Health Protection on the Job (Minnesota Statutes 182.658) Health and safety in the workplace is your top priority. The Minnesota Complete Labor Law Poster informs your employees of their rights and protections under state law.
  • Leave of Absence/Parental Leave Rights Working parents have specific rights under Minnesota law. It's your obligation to ensure that employees can access a summary of these rights. The Minnesota Complete Labor Law Poster allows you to provide this information in a conspicuous location, so that employees can access it easily – and you can remain complaint under Minnesota law.
  • Minnesota No Smoking Poster Smoking is prohibited in the workplace, and failure to comply with this can lead to fines and other consequences. The Minnesota Complete Labor Law Poster clearly advises employees of your smoke-free policy, and affirms your compliance with the Freedom to Breathe Provisions of the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Minnesota in 2020:

The minimum wage in Minnesota as of January 1, 2020, is $10.00.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Minnesota

  • Wage & Hour - (651) 284-5005
  • MNOSHA - (651) 284-5050
  • Workers' Compensation - (800) 342-5354
  • Unemployment Insurance - (651) 296-3644
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