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Minn. Worker Rights Would Be Strengthened Under Three New Bills

Jan. 10, 2019, 9:20 PM

Rights accorded to Minnesota workers could be enhanced under three proposals introduced in the state Legislature that would provide paid family and medical leave, punish employers for underpaying employees, and lower the legal threshold for demonstrating sexual harassment.

The leaders of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in the Minnesota House flexed their newfound muscles in introducing the bills Jan. 10. The measures are part of a broader 10-bill package described as the “Minnesota Values Agenda.”

House Speaker Melissa Hortman expressed optimism for her agenda in the wake of a new political climate. She added that several of the bills already have bipartisan...

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