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An Employer’s Obligation to Provide Written Notice About Wages, Etc.

Minnesota law requires that all employers must provide each employee with a written notice at the start of their employment and keep a signed copy of the notice on file. In addition, the employer has to provide notice to the employee before any changes regarding, amongst other things, the employee’s employment status, whether the employee is exempt and on what basis, the number of days in the employee’s pay period and the regularly scheduled pay date, the date the employee will first receive payment of wages earned, the employee’s rate(s) of pay and the basis thereof, including how the employee is paid and the specific application of any additional rate, allowances, PTO, how it is accrued and the terms of its use, and a list of deductions.

The notice must be provided to employees in English.  However, the notice must include a statement, in multiple languages, that informs employees they may request the notice be provided to them in another language.  In addition, the employer must provide the notice in another language if requested by the employee.

If your business is located in Minneapolis, as of January 1, 2020, your business must comply with additional wage and hour requirements. Those requirements are in addition to what Minnesota law requires.  Furthermore, in Minneapolis, you have to provide a labor notice on or before an employee’s start date.

Spangler and de Stefano, PLLP assists business owners with wage and hour issues.

The material contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to create or constitute an attorney-client relationship between Spangler and de Stefano, PLLP and the reader. The information contained herein is not offered as legal advice and should not be construed as legal advice.