MINNESOTA CRACKS DOWN ON WAGE THEFT
The Council is proud to have worked with legislators from both parties, the governor and other organizations to pass new wage theft legislation.
Under the new law in Minnesota, wage theft will be a felony crime as well as a civil crime. The law also increases penalties for repeat offenders and has protections for retaliation against employees who report wage theft. Lastly, the bill funds real enforcement of the law with 8-10 full time investigators.
Thank you to the workers, contractors and members who spoke up this year, leading to the passage of this legislation that will improve people's lives.