Employer Liability: Minnesota
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Mark Mathison, Gray Plant Mooty
- Most of the Minnesota Labor Relations Act (MLRA) does not apply to public sector employers who are otherwise governed by the Minnesota Public Employment Labor Relations Act (MNPELRA). See Unfair Labor Practices; Minnesota Labor Relations Act.
- Minnesota's Public Employment Labor Relations Act (MNPELRA) covers most public employers and employees in Minnesota. See Minnesota Public Employment Labor Relations Act.
- Certain employees may pursue hybrid labor claims in Minnesota courts. See Hybrid Labor Claims.
- Minnesota provides whistleblower protection to employees who report a violation or suspected violation of law. This protection applies equally to public and private employees. See Employers Prohibited from Retaliating Against Whistleblowers.