Topic: Employment

Joint Powers Employee Bargaining Bill Signed by Governor

(Published May 12, 2014)

Among other things, the bill provides a process for transitioning employees into a new bargaining unit once the joint powers entity is formed.

Women’s Economic Security Act Signed into Law

(Published May 12, 2014)

The package contains several employment-related bills aimed at increasing economic security and advancement for women.

Gov. Dayton Signs Bill Changing ‘Confidential Employee’

(Published May 12, 2014)

The bill is intended to more narrowly define the term to allow for increased unionization.

Minimum Wage Bill Signed by Governor

(Published Apr 21, 2014)

The new law phases in a minimum wage increase over three years, beginning Aug. 1, 2014, with subsequent annual inflation adjustments.

Bill Changing Veterans Preference Hearings Headed to House Floor

(Published Mar 31, 2014)

If your city has a civil service commission, contact your representatives in the House as soon as possible.

New Memo Addresses Civil Marriage and Employee Benefit Changes

(Published Jun 10, 2013)

The League of Minnesota Cities has developed guidance on employee benefit issues that are impacted by the same-sex marriage law.