FRONTLINE WORKER PAYMENTS: Immediate Impact on Employers
06.07.2022 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.
To thank those Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, Gov. Tim Walz signed Frontline Worker Payments into law April 29, 2022, enabling those workers to apply for Frontline Worker Pay. If you employed these workers, please pay close attention to the information below as it requires your immediate action.
Do your business or non-profit organizations fall under any of the following sectors?
- Long-term care and home care
- Health care
- Emergency responders
- Public health, social service, and regulatory service
- Courts and corrections
- Schools, including charter schools, state schools, and higher education
- Food service
- Temporary shelters and hotels
- Building services
- Public transit
- Ground and air transportation services
- Vocational rehabilitation
If so, you have a maximum of 15 days once the application period opens to provide notice in a form approved by the Commissioner of Minnesota’s Department of Labor and Industry. This application period opens on June 8th. The notice must tell all current workers who may be eligible for payments under this law about such payments and how to apply for them. A notice that meets this obligation has been posted at frontlinepay.mn.gov.
Note that this notice must be provided using the same means that you use to provide other work-related notices to employees. Additionally, the notice must be at least as conspicuous as posting a copy of the notice at each work site where workers work and where the notice may be readily observed and reviewed by all workers working at the site or providing a paper or electronic copy of the notice to all workers. In other words, it should either be visible to all workers or provided to each worker individually via email or paper copy,
If your employees have questions regarding the application process, direct them to frontlinepay.mn.gov.
If you are a current client of the firm, give us a call at 763-560-5700 if you have questions on any of the above information.
If you are new to the firm and have questions you would like us to address, please reach out to any of our business or nonprofit law attorneys.
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