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Minnesota Prohibits Worker Misclassification

Minnesota has passed a bill that prohibits employers from the following:

  • Failing to classify, represent, or treat an individual who is the person’s employee as an employee in accordance with the requirements of any applicable local, state, or federal law.

  • Failing to report or disclose to any person or to any local, state, or federal government agency an individual who is the person’s employee as an employee when required to do so under any applicable local, state, or federal law.

  • Requiring or requesting an individual who is the person’s employee to enter into any agreement or complete any document that misclassifies, misrepresents, or treats the individual as an independent contractor or otherwise does not reflect that the individual is the person’s employee.

Employers may be assessed a penalty of up to $10,000 for each violation of the law.

This law is effective July 1, 2024.