Wage Theft Law Checklist for MN Employers

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Minnesota’s Wage Theft Law went into effect July 1, 2019. The legislation creates new obligations and additional recordkeeping requirements for Minnesota employers and includes criminal penalties (effective August 1, 2019) for companies who commit wage theft with an “intent to defraud.” The law also clarifies that earnings must be paid at least every 31 days and commissions paid at least every three months. Finally, the new law mandates that employers maintain a list of personnel policies provided to employees, including the date the policies were given to the employee and a brief description of the policies.

This checklist will help prepare employers for their compliance obligations, along with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) Q&A’s about the Wage Theft Law.