City’s wage theft prevention ordinance now in effect   

The City’s wage theft prevention ordinance took effect Jan. 1—providing workers in Minneapolis with an additional avenue to recover unpaid wages through enforcement by the City’s Civil Rights Department. 

The City adopted parts of the state’s new wage theft law into local ordinance earlier this year to help prevent wage theft and protect employees in Minneapolis. Under the ordinance, employers must do the following: 

Wage theft is underpayment or failure to pay all wages earned. The ordinance complements other new municipal labor standards, including the City’s minimum wage and sick and safe time ordinances

A sample prehire notice, FAQs, notice posters informing employees of Minneapolis labor and employment rights and additional resources are available at minneapolismn.gov/laborenforcement. Employees are encouraged to report violations online or call 311.

 

Published Jan 2, 2020

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