Minnesota Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Minnesota, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Minnesota

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR)
Freeman Building,
625 Robert Street North,
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-539-1100
Toll free: 1-800-657-3704
TTY:  1-800-627-3529
Fax: 651-296-9042

Web Address: http://www.humanrights.state.mn.us

Agency Description/Mission: MDHR's mission is to stop illegal discrimination and promote equal opportunity for all people in Minnesota. We provide statewide leadership aimed at eliminating discrimination and intergroup conflict. We inform and educate the public about their rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Act.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Minneapolis Area Office
Towle Building
330 South Second Avenue, Suite 720
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2224
Phone: 1-800-669-4000
Fax: 612-335-4044
TTY: 1-800-669-6820

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA)

St. Paul Office
443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4307
Phone: (651) 284-5050
Toll-Free: (877) 470-6742
Fax: (651) 282-5405

Duluth Office
5 N. Third Ave. W., Suite 402
Duluth, MN 55802-1611
Phone: (218) 723-4678

Mankato Office
410 Jackson Street, Suite 520
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 389-6501
E-Mail: OSHA.Compliance@state.mn.us

Web Address: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/MnOsha.asp

Agency Description/Mission: The mission of Minnesota OSHA is to make sure every worker in the state has a safe and healthful workplace. Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) is committed to helping Minnesotans improve workplace safety and health. Some of these services include outreach, consultation and enforcement efforts.

You have the right to a safe and healthful workplace

MNOSHA Handouts & Safety Information

3. Unemployment Insurance

Minnesota Department of Economic Security
390 N. Robert Street, 5th Floor
St. Paul, MN 55101
Teleclaim (Twin Cities Metro Area): (651) 296-3644
Teleclaim (Greater Minnesota): (877) 898-9090
TTY (Twin Cities Metro Area): (651) 634-5062
TTY (Greater Minnesota): (877) 360-1919

Web Address: http://www.uimn.org/uimn/

Apply for Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions About Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment Benefits Handbook

Customer Service

Second Language Forms (Spanish, Somali & Hmong)

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Labor Standards
443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 284-5005 or 1-800-342-5354
Email: DLI.LaborStandards@state.mn.us
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
E-Mail: DLI.Laborstandards@state.mn.us

Web Address: http://www.dli.mn.gov/LaborLaw.asp

Employee Rights

Know Your Rights

Minimum Wage Law

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor

ESA Wage & Hour Division

Minneapolis District Office
US Dept. of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
Tri-Tech Center, Suite 920
331 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2233

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Division of Workers' Compensation
443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155-4319
Phone: (651) 284-5232
Toll-Free: (800) 342-5354
E-Mail: DLI.Workcomp@state.mn.us

Web Address: http://www.dli.mn.gov/WorkComp.asp

Minnesota Workers' Compensation System Employee Information Sheet

An Employee's Guide to the Minnesota Workers' Compensation System

Resource Guide: Workers' Compensation Contacts

Contact Us

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1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 920
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 293-0015
Fax: (202) 293-0115

Clark Weekly

Clark Weekly

Topic of the Week

Sexual Harassment: Legal Standards

We hear a lot in the news about pervasive sexual harassment in the workplace and people are starting to call it out more and more in the media. But we don't hear much about what to do when you are being sexually harassed, or how the law protects you.


Blog of the Week

“Bezos, Our Backs Are Tired”: Amazon Workers Strike on Prime Day

On Monday afternoon, in the blistering heat of a 95-degree day, approximately 50 Amazon workers and community supporters rallied outside of a suburban Minnesota Amazon warehouse chanting, “We work, We sweat, Amazon workers need a rest!” That chant was followed by, “Hey Jeff Bezos! Our backs are tired and our funds are low!"

Thought for the Week

"For much of our nation's history, people of color — particularly women — have been marginalized and discriminated against simply because of their hair style or texture. By signing this bill into law, we are taking an important step toward correcting that history and ensuring people of color are protected from all forms of discrimination."

– Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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