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When will new policies impact your business?

The Minnesota Legislature passed many bills this legislative session. Here is a timeline of when those bills become a reality for your business.


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Already in effect

  • Hair texture and styles added to the definition of race
  • Ban on restrictive franchise agreements (“no-poach” or “non-solicitation” agreements)
  • State Building Code process/rules change to require adult-size changing facilities
  • Cumulative impact reporting on state air permits
  • Odor management oversight 
  • Air toxics reporting criteria to obtain a permit
  • Additional public meetings for nonexpiring air permits

Already in effect as of July 1, 2023

  • Noncompete agreements banned
  • Lactating employees, pregnancy accommodations, unpaid leave updates and small business exemptions removed
  • Human Rights Act updated with new definitions of sexual orientation and gender identity  
  • New and increased OSHA penalties, classification of citation data; authority to inspect employer exclusion
  • Ergonomics Grant program; 
  • New ergonomics reporting requirements
  • New agriculture and food processing worker standards
  • Nursing Home Standards board established to set new employment standards
  • Motor vehicle sales tax increases

Already in effect as of August 1, 2023

  • Restrictions on employer-sponsored meetings and communications (captive audience)
  • New protections in place for warehouse distribution centers
  • Stricter construction worker wage protections
  • Fees increase for groundwater appropriation permits
  • Recreational marijuana legal

Already in effect as of October 1, 2023

  • 1% metro area sales tax for transit and housing

January 1, 2024

  • Sick and safe time mandated
  • New ergonomics standards in effect for warehouse, meatpacking, health care workers
  • New safety standards for meatpacking 
  • New worker standards for meat and poultry processing
  • Ban established on asking about pay history 
  • Tab fee increases
  • Gas tax indexed to inflation 

July 1, 2024

  • New 50 cent per-delivery on retail deliveries over $100

October 1, 2024

  • Minnesota OSHA fines/penalties indexed to inflation

January 1, 2025

  • Minnesota Secure Choice Plan - retirement savings program
  • PFAS ban in 11 products

January 1, 2026

  • New Paid Family and Medical Leave mandate 
  • New reporting requirements for all PFAS products 

What happened in the 2023 session? A business guide to new law changes

The Minnesota Chamber is pleased to offer valuable information to our members and community business leaders. We have received many, many questions from our members about what happened during this legislative session, and we’re here to help you make sense of how it’s going to impact your business. The purpose of this information is to provide an overview of policies and laws and equip business leaders with an understanding of compliance requirements and upcoming changes.