Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Minnesota?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related Minnesota laws applying to private employers and which employers must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.

Law1 Covered Employers2
Adoptive Parent Leave law All employers that permit paternity or maternity leave for biological parents
Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act (DATWA) All employers
Equal Pay for Equal Work Law All employers
Minnesota Fair Labor Standard Act All employers, with a few exceptions
Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) All employers
Minnesota Labor Relations Act (MLRA) Private employers, with certain provisions applying to public employers
Minnesota Whistleblower Act (MWA) All employers
Minnesota Workers' Compensation Act All employers

Nursing Mother law

All employers
Pregnancy and Parenting Leave Act Employers with 21 or more employees at one site
Sick Leave Benefits; Care of Relatives Act Employers with 21 or more employees at one site
Women's Economic Security Act (WESA) All employers

1Laws link to primary coverage on; the law may be addressed in other places on as well.
2Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.