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What is mandatory coverage? The Minnesota Workers' Compensation Law states that all employers are required to purchase workers' compensation insurance or become self-insured. This is often referred to as "mandatory coverage." Employers are generally defined as those who hire others to perform services. Employees are generally defined as people performing services for another, for hire, including minors and workers who are not citizens.
Categories: Workers' compensation, mandatory insurance coverage, Special Compensation Fund unit, workers' compensation fraud, investigations
Complaints must be submitted in writing before an investigation can begin. Use the Consumer Complaint form to help you get started. Be sure to provide the details of the dispute and include as much information as possible, as well as what you would like the contractor to do to resolve your complaint. Include a daytime phone number and your mailing address on the form.
Verify a contractor license The Consumer's Guide to Hiring a Residential Building Contractor explains how to select a contractor, how to solicit bids, what to include in a contract, how to understand a mechanic's lien and how to file a complaint against a contractor. Quick tips Before you hire a contractor, we suggest:
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Who needs a license? How long will it take to get a license? How can I update my license? What is a Secretary of State filing? What is a qualifying person? What is a Q registration number? What if my Q registration expires? What is the Contractor Recovery Fund?
DLI has authority to take administrative enforcement action against businesses and individuals that violate the laws and rules over which the department has authority.  For more information about specific actions or to request a copy of an enforcement order, contact our Enforcement Services Unit at 651-284-5069 or When contacting us, please have the name of the subject of the action and the investigative case file number found in the recap of the action on the pages linked below.
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Hotline:  800-342-5354, press 3 The Department of Labor and Industry's Worker's Compensation Division's telephone hotline is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Categories: Workers' compensation, contacts, resources, Workers' Compensation hotline