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Minnesota legal update: Minimum wage, leave ordinances

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While much of the nation is focused on the new Trump administration and what changes may be coming to the federal Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board and the EEOC, employers would do well to also pay attention to changes at the state level.

Experts agree that while there may be significant deregulation about to happen at the national level, states and cities are likely to counter some of that with new laws and regulations of their own.

Consider several Minnesota efforts to protect worker rights and expand benefits.

Minnesota minimum wage

For one, several large municipalities are planning to raise minimum wage.

Minnesota’s state minimum wage is already higher than the federal $7.25 minimum wage. Small Minnesota employers must pay at least $7.75 per hour, while large employers must pay at least $9.50.

Now, it looks as if 2017 may be the year the city councils of Minneapolis and St. Paul will attempt to man...(register to read more)

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