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

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

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