Minnesota Employment and Labor Law Updates 2023


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

Labor and Industry

Bill

Senate Bill 1384 (2023-2024)

Summary

Modifies labor policy provisions; relates to state government; modifies building codes, occupational safety and health, and employment law.

Enacted

05/26/2023

Effective Date

07/01/2023

Topics

Leave_laws: Sick; Prohibited_Practices: Retaliation; Workplace_Behavior: Health, Safety


Family and Medical Benefits

Bill

House Bill 2 (2023-2024)

Summary

Provides for paid family, bonding, and serious medical condition benefits; regulates and requires certain employment leaves; authorizes income tax withholdings and imposes taxes; authorizes penalties; classifies data; authorizes rulemaking; appropriates funds.

Enacted

05/25/2023

Effective Date

05/26/2023, 07/01/2023, 08/01/2023, 07/01/2024, 07/01/2025, 11/01/2025, 01/01/2026

Topics

Claims_and_Penalties: Attorney_fees, Backpay, Civil_action, Costs, Damages, Equitable_relief, Expert_witness_fees, Interest, Liens, Penalty, Reinstatement; Employee_obligation: Notice; Employer_Obligations: Notice, Posting_requirement, Recordkeeping, Reporting_required; Reinstatement; Industry: Successor_employer; Leave_laws: Bonding, Domestic_violence, Family, Medical, Military, Parental, Pregnancy, Pregnancy_loss, Safe, Sexual_assault, Stalking; Prohibited_Practices: Retaliation; Wage_Payment: Wage_statement


Human Services

Bill

Senate Bill 2934 (2023-2024)

Summary

Relates to human services; modifies provisions governing disability services, aging services, health care, behavioral health, substance use disorder, the Opioid Prescribing Improvement Program, human services licensing, and direct care and treatment; establishes the Department of Direct Care and Treatment; establishes certain grants; appropriates funds; establishes the Home Care Orientation Trust; relates to remote overnight supervision of community residential settings.

Enacted

05/24/2023

Effective Date

07/01/2023

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Reporting_required; Employment_relations: Disabled_employee; Industry: Community_service, In-home_services; Wage_and_Hour: Minimum_wage, Subminimum_wage


Labor and Industry

Bill

Senate Bill 10 (2023-2024)

Summary

Provides that an owner or operator of a petroleum refinery shall, when contracting with contractors for the performance of construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair, maintenance, or hazardous material handling work at the site of the petroleum refinery, require that the contractors performing that work, and any subcontractors of any tier, use a skilled and trained workforce when performing that work at the site of the petroleum refinery.

Enacted

05/02/2023

Effective Date

01/01/2024

Topics

Claims_and_Penalties: Civil_action, Fines; Employment_relations: Apprentice, Staffing; Industry: Petroleum_refinery, Subcontractors


April

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


March

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


February

Juneteenth

Bill

Senate Bill 13

Summary

Provides that specified date of each year is designated Juneteenth in recognition of the historical pronouncement of the abolition of slavery on June 19, 1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation was said to have been first publicly read in Texas by Union soldiers led by General Granger; recognizes this date as a State holiday.

Enacted

02/03/2023

Effective Date

08/01/2023

Topics

Leave_laws: Holidays, Juneteenth



January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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