January 09, 2024

Nicole Truso Addresses Expanded Protections for Working Mothers in Minnesota With The Star Tribune

The Star Tribune turned to labor and employment partner Nicole Truso for insight on the potential impact of the Minnesota Legislature’s expanded protections for working mothers in recent years.

Truso said she expects the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) to fine more employers for breaking the law.

“Pre-2022, the law was pretty generic. But in 2022 and 2023, there were some pretty big changes to the law. And it’s possible that employers have not noted the change,” Truso explained. “This is one of those areas that we think will be a high priority for the agencies investigating these claims because they want to take a stand on these new laws.”

Many retailers and manufacturing outfits try to maintain exacting worker schedules so they always have coverage of the cash register or production line, Truso noted. The new laws will require employers to make arrangements for those situations while not penalizing workers in the process.

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