Notice of Public Hearing – Amending Minneapolis Zoning Code – Nov. 18th

Date: Monday,  November 18th

Time: 4:30pm

Location: City Hall Room 317 – 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN

Purpose: Amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related the the zoning code as follows:

  • Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions
  • Chapter 525 relating to Administration and Enforcement
  • Chapter 530 relating to Site Plan Review
  • Chapter 535 relating to Regulations of General Applicability

The purpose of the amendment is to update regulations related to inclusionary zoning.

Interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Planning Commission. After hearing from the public, the Planning Commission will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact. Please visit www.minneapolismn.gov/meeetings/planning for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Wednesday prior to the meeting date).

If you have questions about the project please contact the City staff person listed below. If you would like to submit comments, you can make them verbally at the meeting or submit them in writing to:

Shanna Sether, Principal Planner

Address: 250 S. 4th St. Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-2307

Email: shanna.sether@minneapolismn.gov

City Council Approves Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance

Aug. 8, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) To help prevent wage theft and promote payroll best practices in Minneapolis, the City has adopted parts of the state’s new wage theft law into local ordinance. This ordinance will provide workers in Minneapolis with an additional avenue to recover unpaid wages through enforcement by the City’s Civil Rights Department.

Under the ordinance and state law, employers must adhere to a regularly scheduled payday, provide employees with pre-hire notices of employment terms and conditions and earnings statements at the end of each pay period.

The City has posted additional information and preliminary FAQ’s on a new wage theft website, complementing the State of MN effort, and other new municipal labor standards, including the City’s minimum wage and sick and safe time ordinances. The state’s wage theft law is currently effective and the City ordinance takes effect Jan. 1, 2020.

The City’s ordinance goes further than the state wage theft law by requiring employers to include an employee’s current balance of available sick and safe time hours on all earnings statements. The ordinance also requires the following on pre-hire notices, in addition to state law requirements: the date when employment begins, a notice regarding sick and safe time rights, a statement that tip sharing is voluntary under state law (where applicable) and relevant overtime policies.