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Minnesota Passes Ban on Captive Audience Meetings

by | Jan 9, 2024 | Small Business |

What’s the new law?

On August 1, 2023, new legislation went into effect that bans Minnesota employers from penalizing employees who decline to participate in employer-sponsored political or religious meetings. Employers are required to post notice of these rights, along with all other required notices, in a conspicuous area where employees can easily see it.

What is still allowed?

The statue does not:

  • Prohibit the communication of information that the employer is required by law to communicate;
  • Limit employers’ right to conduct meetings involving religious or political matters if attendance or listening is wholly voluntary;
  • Limit employers’ right to communicate with employees or require the attendance of employees at meetings and other events that are necessary for employees to perform their lawfully required job duties.

If you have questions about this new law, or best practices for posting of notices, contact us today at (763) 582-1414. We at rb LEGAL are here to give you the peace of mind your business is complying with new laws so you can focus on your business.