From MinnPost, August 8, 2019
The Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that establishes the city’s own set of rules to crack down on wage theft and force employers to be transparent with payrolls. The ordinance is similar to a state law that went into effect last month.
On Thursday morning, the 13-member council rewrote city code to give attorneys within the city’s Department of Civil Rights authority to enforce the municipal law against wage theft — which is when employers don’t pay employees, or pay them less than guaranteed — and require employers to provide earnings statements on a regular basis.
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