Below is a list of upcoming Minnesota Employment Law Changes that will take effect starting July 1 and August 1, 2023.

Non-Compete Prohibitions: Effective July 1, 2023
Minnesota Parental Leave Act: Effective July 1, 2023
Nursing and Pregnancy Accommodations: Effective July 1, 2023
Recreational Cannabis: Effective August 1, 2023
Other Laws

Future Employment laws to take into consideration

Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST): Effective January 1, 2024

Current Information on ESST

Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML):

Effective November 1, 2025:

  • Requirement to post notice of rights provide individual notice to employee of rights
  • Protection from retaliation, prohibition on interference (employees can file application for benefits up to 60 days before leave need starts)

Effective January 1, 2026:

  • Benefit availability
  • Right to reinstatement (i.e., right to take protected leave)
  • Start payroll deductions and include on paystubs
Current Information on PFML

Steps Moving Forward

Given these changes, employers should consider reviewing their employment and contractor agreements and policies to ensure they comply with the changes. Our CDS experts will keep you up to date on any information on upcoming employment law changes as we continue through the year into 2024. For any questions that may arise in your review, please contact your CDS Third Party Administrator at (320) 214-2909.