Employers are in the best position to develop wage and benefit packages that fit the distinctive needs of their companies and employees. Different rules in local jurisdictions across the state force employers to spend more time complying with laws and less time innovating and creating jobs. Instead, the Legislature should prohibit local governments from enacting these burdensome workplace mandates.
- Ensure consistent statewide laws by explicitly preventing local governments from enacting wage, benefit and scheduling mandates.
- Oppose “one-size fits all” labor mandates that are unfeasible for the variety of workplaces across Minnesota.
- Preserve existing legal standard for claims of hostile workplace environment while promoting training.
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