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Minnesota Hiring: What you need to know

The Minnesota Human Rights Act prohibits hiring practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age, or sexual orientation (includes gender identity). The Act covers all employers regardless of size (MN Stat. Sec. 363A.08 et seq.).
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Ban the box" provision. State law prohibits all employers from inquiring about, considering, or requiring disclosure of an applicant's criminal record or criminal history until the applicant has been selected for an interview or, if there is not an interview, before a conditional offer of employment is made (MN Stat. Sec. 34.021). Employers may not use a job application form to ask about an applicant's criminal history or require an applicant to check a box on an application form to indicate a criminal history. There are exceptions for law enforcement agencies, school bus drivers, emergency medical services personnel, and other types of employment that are required by law to conduct a criminal history background investigation.
If an employer and an employee agree on specific terms of employment, the employer must provide the employee with a written, signed hiring agreement (MN Stat. Sec. 181.55 et seq.). The agreement must specify:
• The date the parties entered into the agreement
• The date on which the employee is to begin providing services
• The rate of pay or basis on which pay is to be determined
• The number of hours in a regular day's work, whether extra hours are considered “overtime,” and, if so, the overtime rate
• Any special responsibility of the employee that, if performed improperly, would ...

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We’ve compiled a list of the 100 most commonly asked questions we have received on the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations.
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This report, "Top 100 FLSA Q&As", is designed to provide you with an examination of the federal FLSA overtime regulations in Q&A format, including valuable tips for bringing your workplace into compliance in an affordable manner.

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  • FLSA Coverage: How FLSA regulations apply to all employers and any specific exemptions from the overtime requirements
  • Salary Level: Qualifying for exemptions and nonexempt employees
  • Deductions from Pay: Deducting for violations, disciplinary reasons, sick leave, or personal leave


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