MNRSA, along with the Minnesota Chamber and other co-plaintiffs, recently dropped out of the minimum wage lawsuit challenging the City of Minneapolis. We continue to pursue litigation on the safe and sick ordinance with the hope to be successful with making the temporary injunction exempting employers who do not have a physical location in the city, permanent. We are not sitting on the sidelines however. Preemption continues to be our number one issue. We must continue to advance and educate.
MNRSA will again be part of the coalition of over 40 business associations who in the last legislative session was successful in getting a bill (preemption) passed through both houses of the Legislature. Governor Dayton vetoed the bill. Our lobbyist, Todd Hill (Hill Capitol Strategies), is working with the coalition to map out the strategy for the upcoming session. All MNRSA members are invited to participate in our public policy/advocacy conference calls. Scheduled to convene every two weeks beginning March 1st, you can dial in and be part of the conversation or just listen in on the latest developments.