The Department of Labor and Industry has provided some important reminders
Construction Worker Wage Protection Act now in effect
The Construction Worker Wage Protection Act (CWWPA) is a recent legislation that holds contractors accountable for unpaid wages, fringe benefits, penalties, and liquidated damages owed to construction workers by subcontractors working under them. Under this law, construction workers have the option to pursue their unpaid wages from the contractor directly, alongside or instead of seeking compensation from the subcontractor who failed to pay them in full. Workers can initiate a wage claim through the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) or take legal action in court to recover the wages they are owed. This legislation aims to ensure that construction workers are fairly compensated for their work by providing them with effective avenues for wage recovery. See the CWWPA FAQs to learn more.
Pay-history ban effective Jan. 1, 2024
Employers in Minnesota may no longer ask a job applicant about their pay history beginning Jan. 1, 2024. This law is being implemented, overseen and enforced by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Earned sick and safe time online resources being added
DLI continues to add online resources and information for workers and employers about the earned sick and safe time law that becomes effective Jan. 1, 2024, with much more coming soon. Learn more at dli.mn.gov/sick-leave.
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