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Minnesotans enjoy a relatively high quality of life compared to the rest of the United States. This, of course, comes at a cost. It is no secret that Minnesota is an expensive place to do business. Employers in Minnesota must comply with wage and hour regulations set forth in a variety of federal and state statutes, including the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The Minneapolis Safe and Sick Time Ordinance and the St. Paul Earned Safe and Sick Time Ordinance present many regulatory hurdles for employers with employees who work in the Twin Cities. This Note explores the history of the Twin Cities’ ordinances from their roots to their implementation. Next, it analyzes the structure and requirements of the ordinances and how employers deal with those requirements. Then, this Note discusses reactions to these ordinances, from legislative action to legal challenges, and specifically analyzes whether the ordinances will survive judicial scrutiny. Finally, this Note explores the policy aspects of the ordinances in the context of intent versus impact to determine what employers, employees, and practitioners can expect from these
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