Take Steps Now to Prepare For New Burdens to Take Effect On January 1, 2020
We have previously alerted you to new obligations on employers as a result of the Wage Theft Law that went into effect earlier this year. Employers also must keep in mind the requirements of a Minneapolis ordinance that goes into effect on January 1, 2020. The ordinance imposes the following additional obligations for employees working within the geographic boundaries of Minneapolis for at least 80 hours in a year for the same employer beyond those in the new State Wage Theft law:
Employers should remain mindful that the City of Minneapolis is placing these requirements on any employee who physically performs work for an employer for at least 80 hours. In their Draft Rules Published October 3, 2019, the City states that these requirements would not apply to employees who merely drive through Minneapolis as part of their work day. However, it would apply to hours spent traveling in Minneapolis if the employee stops in Minneapolis as a purpose of their work, e.g. to make pickups or deliveries or perform other job duties. In short, if your employees do anything in Minneapolis, you need to carefully examine the requirements the Minneapolis ordinance.
If you have questions regarding labor or employment issues, please contact Martin Kappenman ((952) 921-4603 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or any other attorney at Peters, Revnew, Kappenman & Anderson, P.A.