Employment Law Blog

Minnesota Passes Women’s Economic Security Act

On Sunday, May 11th, 2014, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed into law the Women’s Economic Security Act (the “Act”).  Intended to improve working conditions and pay for women in the workplace,  the Act modifies numerous employment laws related to wage, sick leave, parenting leave and workplace protections for pregnant women and nursing mothers.  The Act will significantly impact Minnesota businesses.


Minnesota Passes Law Increasing Minimum Wage

In April, 2014, Governor Dayton signed into law a substantial increase to the minimum wage in Minnesota. The new law takes effect on August 1, 2014 and imposes a phased increase to the minimum wage. The amount of the minimum wage increase for each employer depends on whether the employer is defined as a “large employer” or “small employer” under the law.

Large Employer Minimum Wage Rate…

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