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Recruiting: Minnesota

Recruiting requirements for other states

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

Author: Sam Diehl, Gray Plant Mooty


  • Before recruiting, employers should determine whether a worker should be categorized as an employee or independent contractor under both federal and Minnesota law. See Employee or Independent Contractor?.
  • It is misdemeanor in Minnesota to induce someone to move for a new job through false statements, and the State requires certain disclosures for food processing jobs. See Prohibited and Required Statements.
  • The Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) is broader than federal nondiscrimination statutes. In addition to employment discrimination, the MHRA also prohibits business discrimination based on race, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation or disability. See Minnesota Human Rights Act.
  • Private employers in Minnesota may, but are not required to, offer a hiring preference to veterans. See Veterans Preference.