In 2007, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Minnesota packinghouse workers bill of rights. This law says an employer must:
The explanation must also include information about the following employee rights as protected by state or federal law and a description of where additional information about those rights may be obtained:
- the right to organize and bargain collectively and refrain from organizing and bargaining collectively;
- the right to a safe workplace; and
- the right to be free from discrimination.
Your employer should provide the following information to you:
Questions? Contact John Stiffin (firstname.lastname@example.org), community services representative, or John Aiken (email@example.com), Apprenticeship and Labor Standards director, via email or at (651) 284-5070 or
1-800-342-5354 or via the Spanish (Español) phone line at (651) 284-5099.
In 1995, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law that requires the food processing industry to provide disclosure to employees that are recruited to move to Minnesota to work in food processing plants. The disclosure must include the terms and conditions of employment and be provided in English and Spanish.
Under the law, DLI is to provide a standard disclosure form for use at the employer's option.