Minnesota Legislature Passes Transformative New Worker Protections

Posted by Sam Kramer

Earlier this month during a floor debate in the Minnesota House of Representatives, one of the authors of the Omnibus Labor bill said that it “might be the most significant worker-protection bill that we’ve ever passed in the history of the state of Minnesota.” This was not hyperbole. In fact, it is fair to say that when it comes to workers’ rights, the 2023 Legislative Session was the most productive in state history.

        The legislature passed new laws that provide a wide range of new or updated employment protections. Each has the potential to dramatically transform the workplace for Minnesota workers. The list of new laws includes:

Over the next few weeks, we will post more thorough summaries of some of these laws. In the meantime, MacDonald Hoague & Bayless’ Minneapolis office is ready to help workers with any employment law issues that they’re facing. If you have a potential case related to anything happening to you at work, please call us at 612.349.2720.

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