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Compliance thresholds — Minnesota


The following list does not include all federal and Minnesota employment laws, but it does provide a snapshot view of how many employees an employer must have in order to be covered by these most significant laws. Remember, however, that coverage for some of the laws also depends on requirements other than the number of employees. If the number places your business on the borderline, consult further for an explanation of those other requirements.

Minimum Employees Law Notes Chapter Reference
1 Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Very restricted use

29: Privacy rights

1 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - including child labor   10: Wages and hours
1 Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act  Amount of minimum wage dependent on size of employer's business 10: Wages and hours
1 Federal new hire reporting requirements The law does not currently provide minimum number of employees for coverage 03:Recruiting and hiring
1 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)   05: Immigration
1 Unemployment Compensation Law   27: Unemployment compensation
1 Workers' Compensation Law   35: Workers' compensation
1 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Public employer 17: Family and medical leave
1 Minnesota Human Rights Act   12: Discrimination 
1 Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance Effective for employees that work within Minneapolis city limits 10: Wages and hours
2 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)   30: Health insurance portability and privacy
15 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964   12: Discrimination
15 Americans with Disabilities Act   12: Discrimination 
20 Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)   12: Discrimination
20 Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) Group health plan participants 26: Health insurance continuation coverage
50 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Private employer 17: Family and medical leave
100 Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)   25: Plant closings, mass layoffs and reductions in force