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The Minnesota Legislature passed and the governor has signed a new Minnesota Wage Theft Prevention Act. The new law amends existing state labor laws and provides for new wage and hour requirements, protections and sanctions. This guidance highlights provisions of the new law that will provide additional information and protections to employees.

All provisions of the new law became effective July 1, 2019, except for the provisions of the new law that amend Minnesota Statutes 609.52 (criminal wage theft and sanctions). The provisions of the new law provided for criminal wage theft and sanctions go into effect Aug. 1, 2019.

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