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Governor Walz appoints commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Gov. Tim Walz today appointed Roslyn Robertson as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI).



New year, new minimum-wage rate as of Jan. 1, 2021

Minnesota's minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning Jan. 1, 2021, to $10.08 an hour for large employers and $8.21 an hour for other state minimum wages. A new minimum-wage report has been released.



State's fatal work-injuries increased in 2019

A total of 80 fatal work-injuries were recorded in Minnesota in 2019 during the annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), an increase from the 75 fatal work-injuries in 2018.



Survey shows workplace injury and illness rate remains at all-time low

Minnesota's estimated workplace injury and illness rate for 2019 remains at its lowest since the measurement started in 1973.

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