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Minnesota recognizes new tort claim establishing liability for negligent selection of contractors

From Courthouse News Service, Andy Monserus reports on a Minnesota case in which the Minnesota Supreme Court…

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What You Need to Know About the Minnesota Supreme Court Decision on Negligent Selection of Independent Contractors 

From JDSupra, Thomas Boyd, Kyle Kroll, and Steven Vogel discuss a recent decision by the Minnesota Supreme…

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Effective July 1, Minnesota Employers Face Increased Scrutiny and Possible Liability for Using Independent Contractors Versus Employees

From JDSupra, Kurt Erickson and Thomas Revnew discuss the increased penalities for misclassifying workers as independent contractors…

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Minnesota Attorney General, State Legislators and Others Praise Legislature’s Passage of Bill to Combat Misclassification

The Minnesoate legislature passed a bill to combat misclassification of workers as independent contractors and gained the…

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Minnesota Evaluation Report: Minnesota has Neither an Adequate Nor Coordinated Approach for Ensuring that Minnesota Workers are properly classified

The Office of the Legislative Audit issued a report that reviewed Minnesota’s approach to protect workers from…

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National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Minnesota Survey Says Small Businesses, Freelancers Oppose New Contracting Restrictions

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reports that a recent survey of NFIB Minnesota members showed…

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Proliferating Pay Protection Laws Favoring Independent Contractors Create Perils for ‎Businesses

From JDSupra, Janet Barsky and Richard Reibstein discuss the increase in the number of laws and ordinances…

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Minnesota Attorney General Forms Task Force on Worker Misclassification

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced the formation of a task force to study the issue of…

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Minneapolis Mayor Vetoes Measure measure to Establish a Minimum Wage for Independent Contractor Drivers of Uber, Lyft and Other Companies

Minneapolis Mayor vetoed a measure passed by the city council that would have set a minimum wage…

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Minnesota: Expanded Liability for General Contractors When Subcontractors Violate Wage and Hour Laws

From Lexology, Martin Kappenman discusses a recently enacted law in Minnesota that imposes liabilty for wages due…

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Minnesota Banned Most Noncompete Agreements Beginning July 1, 2023

From JDSupra, Carly Gibbons, Anna Matsuo, and Miriam Petrillo discuss Minnesota’s ban on non-compete agreements including those…

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St. Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance Updates Definition of Independent Contractor

From JDSupra, Katherine Gordon and Tareen Zafrullah share local and state employment law updates including a change…