Employers could face tougher penalties for wage theft under Minnesota bill

FEBRUARY 2019 – A Minnesota panel on Wednesday, Feb. 6, passed a bill that would outlaw the practice of wage theft by employers.

The House Labor Committee advanced a proposal that would make stealing employees’ wages a gross misdemeanor, require employers to submit records to the Commissioner of Labor if requested and set a $10,000 fine if they refuse to share those documents. It would also bar employers from retaliating against an employee that reports wage theft to the state.

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