City seeking comments on proposed rules, FAQs on wage theft prevention ordinance

 

The City of Minneapolis has drafted frequently asked questions (FAQs) and rules documents to provide general guidance to employers and employees about their rights and responsibilities under the City’s wage theft prevention ordinance. The FAQs and rules are now available for public review and comment through Dec. 31, 2019.  

To help prevent wage theft, the City has adopted parts of the state’s new wage theft law into local ordinance. Under the ordinance and state law, employers must adhere to a regularly scheduled payday, provide pre-hire notices of certain employment terms and conditions, and provide earnings statements at the end of each pay period. The ordinance additionally requires employers in Minneapolis to provide notice of benefits under the sick and safe time ordinance on pre-hire notices and earnings statements. The ordinance takes effect Jan. 1, 2020.  

Public comments about the clarity and substance of information in the FAQs and rules documents can be submitted online. Feedback can also be submitted in person at Minneapolis City Hall, room 239, 350 S. Fifth St.  

For more information about the wage theft prevention ordinance, visit the City’s website, email [email protected] or call 311.  

The wage theft prevention ordinance complements other new municipal labor standards, including the City’s minimum wage and sick and safe time ordinances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published Oct 8, 2019

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