Workplace provisions to support breastfeeding


Wage and Hour Bulletin

July 2020


Webinar:  Workplace provisions that address breastfeeding, pregnancy accommodations

In recognition of National Breastfeeding Month, you are invited to participate in a one of two free webinars about state and federal laws that address workplace breastfeeding and pregnancy accommodations, on either Aug. 5 or Aug. 12.

The one-hour webinar will feature a presentation and a question-and-answer session from representatives of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division and the Minnesota Department of Health.

To register, visit

Minimum-wage rates increase in St. Paul, Minneapolis

On July 1, 2020, the minimum wage in St. Paul increased for employers with:

  • 101 to 10,000 employees to $11.50 an hour;
  • six to 100 employees to $10 an hour; and
  • five or fewer employees to $9.25 an hour.

For more information, visit the St. Paul minimum wage webpage.

On July 1, 2020, the minimum wage in Minneapolis increased for employers with:

  • 100 or fewer employees to $11.75 an hour; and
  • 101 or more employees to $13.25 per hour.

For more information, visit the Minneapolis minimum wage webpage.

Learn more about the state's minimum wage laws.

Federal paid coronavirus leave law

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide paid days off for COVID-19 worker absences through Dec. 31, 2020. For details, exceptions and a question-and-answer section, visit

To participate in a webinar about the FFCRA and other federal COVID-19-related programs, visit

COVID-19 resources for employers and workers

Visit to find the most recent materials and resources for safely returning to work, FAQs, worker protections and the status of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry programs, licensure testing and other information.


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information about the state's wage, hour and employment laws.

Phone:  651-284-5075 or 800-342-5354