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

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"The masculine structure of the workplace — having men there for as many hours as [bosses] wanted — depends on the olden days, when men had someone at home who was taking care of all their needs. Definitions of fatherhood are changing, and definitions of motherhood are changing more quickly in our social worlds than they are in our work worlds."

–Ann McGinley, co-director of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Workplace Law Program and author of Masculinity At Work: Employment Discrimination Through A Different Lens

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from National Woman's Law Center

Equal Pay for Latinas

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  • Latinas’ share of high-wage jobs (defined as those in the 40 highest-paying jobs) is staggeringly low, at 3.1 percent

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