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Hours Worked: Minnesota

Hours Worked requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Angela Rud, Gray Plant Mooty


  • Minnesota law defines work hours in a manner similar to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) but contains specific requirements and restrictions for certain positions and occupations. See Hours Worked.
  • Minnesota requires that employers allow meal and rest breaks in certain situations, including breaks for nursing mothers. See Break Periods.
  • Minnesota law contains specific exemptions relating to work hours for certain occupations and industries. See Exemptions.