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S.F. No. 2321 - Establishes the Uniform State Labor Standards Act
Author: Senator Mark W. Koran
Prepared By: Joan White, Senate Counsel (651/296-3814)
Date: March 11, 2019


Section 1 titles the act as the "Uniform State Labor Standards Act."

Section 2 (181.741, subdivision 1) defines “Employer,” which means a private person employing one or more employees, and “Local government,” which means a home rule charter city, statutory city, town, county, the Metropolitan Council, a metropolitan agency, or a special district.

Subdivision 2 prohibits a local government from adopting, enforcing, or administering an ordinance, local resolution, or local policy as follows:

Paragraph (a) requiring an employer to pay an employee a wage higher than the state minimum wage rate.

 Paragraph (b) to provide either paid or unpaid leave time.

Paragraph (c) regulating the hours or scheduling of work time that an employer provides to an employee.

Paragraph (d) requiring an employer to provide an employee a particular benefit or terms of employment.

Subdivision 3 specifies that this section does not regulate wages, hours, benefits, paid or unpaid leave, attendance policies, or other terms of employment that a local government: (1) provides to its own employees, (2) requires an employer to provide to its employee to the extent that the employer is providing goods or services to the local government, and the requirement applies specifically to work performed in providing the goods and services to the local government, or (3) requires an employer to provide to its employee, to the extent that employer is receiving funding from the local government or is providing goods or services funded in whole or in  part by the local government, when the requirement is an express condition of the funding.

This section is effective upon final enactment and applies to ordinances, local policies, and local resolutions enacted on or after January 1, 2019.

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