Minnesota

Compliance With Minnesota and Minneapolis Wage Theft Laws

From Fox Rothschild LLP, Jenny H. Fuller provide guidance on how to comply with the Minnesota Wage Theft Law and the Minneapolis Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance. Companies that misclassify workers may be subject to fines and penalties for not complying with these requirements. Jenny writes: Below is a summary of the key compliance obligations for…

Minneapolis Council wants to expand wage theft protections to gig workers, independent contractors 

From MinnPost,  Jessica Lee reports on efforts by Minneapolis City Council members to protect workers classified as independent contractors. Jessica writes: Council members Steve Fletcher (Ward 3) and Linea Palmisano (Ward 13) are developing a set of new guidelines to give Minneapolis’ Department of Civil Rights authority to help for-hire workers — think construction crews, app-based workers, freelance artists, handymen or other gig…

Minnesota cable equipment recovery company to pay $350K to 41 drivers, market contractors misclassified as independent contractors 

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  The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a press release stating that a Minnesota company will pay $350,000 to misclassified workers.  The press release states: A Minnesota company that provided cable equipment recovery services to leading cable providers such as Comcast, Time Warner and Charter Communications, will pay $350,000 to drivers and market…

Laid off teacher builds a St. Paul FedEx business from scratch

From TwinCities.com  — “Rene Martinez considers himself lucky. Another person might say that he made his own luck. Deaf since birth, laid off from his teaching job in the Twin Cities in 2004, Martinez began driving a FedEx truck in St. Paul. Soon he was in charge of two routes; then multiple routes. Then he had…