Jackson Lewis P.C. • May 21, 2020
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has unveiled his plan to begin reopening restaurants and bars, personal services businesses (e.g., salons, tattoo parlors, and barbershops), and further recreation activities on June 1, 2020, following the expiration of Executive Order 20-56.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • May 14, 2020
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has issued Executive Order 20-56, Safely Reopening Minnesota’s Economy and Ensuring Safe Non-Work Activities During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency, allowing more businesses to reopen effective May 17, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. The Order will remain in effect until May 31, 2020, at 11:59 pm.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • May 03, 2020
Minnesota State Governor Tim Walz has issued Executive Order 20-48, which extends, but slightly relaxes, his previous COVID-19-related stay-at-home and closure orders through May 18, 2020.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 26, 2020
Minnesota State Governor Tim Walz has issued Emergency Executive Order 20-40, Allowing Workers in Certain Non-Critical Sectors to Return to Safe Workplaces, relaxing his stay-at-home orders.
Littler Mendelson, P.C. • April 23, 2020
On March 20, 2020, we published an Insight article detailing Minnesota’s swift response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the many resulting impacts on Minnesota employers. Over the last few weeks, Minnesota’s employment laws have continued to change in significant ways, including:
Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 09, 2020
On April 8, 2020, Minnesota State Governor Tim Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-33 Extending Stay at Home Order and Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • March 27, 2020
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has issued a statewide “stay at home” order, effective at 11:59 p.m. on March 27, 2020, until 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2020.
FordHarrison LLP • March 27, 2020
Executive Summary: In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 25, 2020 Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-20 directing Minnesotans to stay at home and limit outside movement beyond essential needs. The order takes effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 27 and presently ends at 5:00 p.m. on April 10.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • December 15, 2019
The City of Duluth, Minnesota’s Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (ESST) will go into effect on January 1, 2020, and employers should be preparing for compliance.
Littler Mendelson, P.C. • November 11, 2019
The City of Duluth has published final rules and revised FAQs implementing its Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. The Ordinance takes effect January 1, 2020 for employers with five or more employees, regardless of whether they work in Duluth. Under the law, employees accrue, or an employer frontloads, paid sick and safe time (SST) that employees can use for themselves or to care for or assist a covered family member for the following reasons: mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; preventive medical care; and absences connected to domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking. Below we discuss whether and how the rules clarify or gap-fill the ordinance's requirements.