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The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry website is provided as a free resource of information concerning and promoting Minnesota's rules and regulations for its work and living environments. To the best of the agency's knowledge, the information contained within this site is accurate and timely; however, official printed documents always take precedence. The information provided on this site can change at any time without notice. If you would like to make a suggestion or report an error, omission or ambiguity, send an email message to

Our commitment to data security

DLI has appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, or misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you so that you can feel comfortable and secure when making an online transaction.

Our website uses Secure Sockets Layering (SSL) to encrypt your personal credit information, including your credit card number, before it travels over the Internet. SSL technology is the industry standard for secure online transactions.


DLI is committed to making its website accessible to everyone. As part of that commitment, DLI will make every effort to adhere to the State of Minnesota Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility guidelines when adding new material to the website and retroactively modify pages where possible and practical.

Information on this website can be provided in alternative formats (Braille, large print or audio) upon request.

Site management functions

For site management functions, information is collected for analysis and statistical purposes. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to any outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

We use log analysis tools to create summary statistics, which are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. Our website logs do not collect personally identifiable information, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals who browse the DLI website. When you visit the DLI website, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used (The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you.)

  • The type of browser and operating system you used.

  • The date and time you visited this site.

  • The web pages or services you accessed at this site.

  • The website you visited prior to coming to this website.

  • Search terms used to find the DLI website or to search for information.


DLI's website does use "cookies" (data stored on the computer you use, which can later be retrieved by our web server). When you access DLI's website, two types of cookies are used by DLI and our technical partners. Session cookies track activity on the site and make sure you are getting the right content. Session cookies disappear when you close your browser. Other cookies store the preferences that you set. For example, from which city you want to check weather conditions. These cookies remain on the site, but they do not store any personal data about you. DLI does allow Google to set its own third-party cookies on DLI's behalf to perform website analytical functions through the use of Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager as outlined below.

Google and web analytic data

DLI uses Google Analytics to obtain anonymous website usage data to help us manage the website and better serve the citizens of Minnesota. This information is used to create summary statistics, which are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. We use all the tools available within Google Analytics, including Google advertising cookies previously set by other websites. DLI does not have access to any personally-identifiable information through Google Analytics. And we do not attempt in any way to combine personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information we receive from third parties such as Google. If you wish to opt-out of providing usage data to Google, go to Google's Opt-out Browser Add-on ( If you have questions about how DLI uses and analyzes web analytic data, send an email message to

Links to other websites

DLI provides links to websites of other public and some private organizations as a service for our users. We do not endorse the accuracy, completeness, adequacy, accessibility or usefulness of those sites.

The department’s website is not intended to be a comprehensive collection of all related sites on the Internet. The sites referenced on the department’s website are only a few of the many possible Internet sites related to the department’s programs or services in general.

Links to DLI websites

All of the information and documents on the DLI website are in the public domain. Any website can link to our website. You are welcome and encouraged to link from your website to the DLI website and do not have to notify us. If you link to DLI's site, we request that you do not pull text from the DLI's site or its publications without proper source attribution.

A website seeking to link to a DLI document should not host the document on its site, but should link directly to the document. DLI documents, including forms and brochures, change frequently. Any website that links to the DLI website should not imply that the state of Minnesota is endorsing any product or service.


This Web link addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of the state's website.


Information that is transmitted by email via the Internet is not secure and can be intercepted and read by other Internet users. The Department of Labor and Industry recommends you do not use email to send private or confidential data about yourself or others unless it has been encoded or encrypted. Please also note that any email submitted to the Department of Labor and Industry may be forwarded internally to direct it to the appropriate recipient.

Use of DLI or other agency logos

Use of the DLI logo and other agency logos (such as Apprenticeship Minnesota, Minnesota OSHA, PIPELINE, YST@DLI, etc.) are reserved for official publications and products of DLI. Use of these logos without prior permission is prohibited. For permission to use one of DLI's logos, send an email message to