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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…

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Court awards $254K in back wages, damages after US Department of Labor investigation finds medical transport company misclassified employees 

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that a court in Minneapolis awarded $254k in back…

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Minnesota Non-compete Ban Signed into Law

From JDSupra, Dion Farganis and Caitlin Gehlen discuss a new statute in Minnesota than bans non-compete agreements…

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Minnesota Governor Creates Committee to Study Rideshare Regulations and Vetoes Rideshare Legislation in its Current Form

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz vetoed legislation that would have established minimum compensation for independent contractor drivers for…

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Minnesota Attorney General Sues Shipt for Misclassifying Shoppers as Independent Contractors

The Minnesota Attorney General has sued Shipt alleging that Shipt ‘Shoppers’ were misclassified as independent contractors. October…

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Court orders two Minnesota restaurants to pay $435k in back wages following US Department of Labor investigation

The United States Department of Labor announced the court order requiring two Minnesota restaurants to pay $435k…