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Legislative Updates

Welcome to the Legislative Updates section!

Here, you’ll find essential resources and timely information to keep you informed about the latest legislative changes affecting the workplace. Whether it’s new employment laws, regulations, or policy updates, we’ve got you covered.

Check back regularly for insights, analysis, and practical guidance to navigate the evolving landscape.

Stay ahead of the curve with our reliable updates and resources. Your compliance matters, and we’re here to help you stay informed.

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2024 Amendments to the Minnesota ESST Statute


In the closing minutes of the 2024 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature passed a 2,800 page bill that included several significant changes to the Minnesota’s Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) law.  The law made several significant changes to the ESST statute that are effective immediately and a significant change to PTO policies that is effective January 1, 2025. 

FLSA: Final Overtime Rule 

Posted: 4/29/2024

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule, Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees increasing the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA's) annual salary-level threshold for executive, administrative and professional exemptions to overtime requirements.


To be exempt from overtime under the FLSA's “white collar”  exemptions employees must be paid a salary of at least the threshold amount AND meet certain duties tests.

The final rule makes the following changes:

  • On July 1, 2024, the standard salary level will equal $844 per week ($43,888 annually) and HCE total annual compensation level will equal $132,964.

  • On January 1, 2025, the standard salary level will equal $1,128 per week ($58,656 annually) and the HCE total annual compensation level will equal $151,164.

  • Starting July 1, 2027, the US Department of Labor will automatically increase the overtime threshold every three years.

Current MN House & Senate Bills Impacting Employment in the Near Term

Posted: 3/18/2024

MN SHRM State Council Legislative Director, Cory Genlin, compiled a Background Education Paper to offer valuable insights and guidance related to employment matters within the state of Minnesota.

This resource provides essential information on the latest legislative developments affecting employment practices in Minnesota. Take a closer look and stay informed about the evolving landscape of employment laws and regulations.

ESST Rule-Making Comments

Posted: 3/18/2024

The MN DEED Paid Leave division is conducting rulemaking as part of the program rollout. They’ve published a Request for Comments to gather feedback on potential new rules for the Paid Leave program. This is your chance to provide input and influence upcoming rule changes for 2026.

Share your comments through the Office of Administrative Hearings website.


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West Central MN SHRM Board Legislative Director

In the newest board role, Amy Wischmann graciously delivers legislative updates to our chapter.

She diligently researches critical topics and ensures they receive the attention they deserve.

We are fortunate to have such a dedicated member on the WCMN SHRM board!

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Amy Wischmann, SHRM-SCP

Legislative Director


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