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Minneapolis home care provider will pay more than $45K in back wages to workers

The settlement is related to the city's sick and safe time and minimum wage ordinances.

A home health care provider has agreed to pay more than $45,000 to 260 aides to whom it owed back wages and penalties. 

The City of Minneapolis said Monday it has entered into a settlement agreement with MN Professional Health Services Inc. after it violated the city's sick and safe time and minimum wage ordinances

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The company has agreed to pay 260 home health aides $46,850 in back wages and penalties, as well as give workers and management training and education to ensure everyone understands their rights and responsibilities. 

No other details about the settlement or company's violations have been released. 

The City enacted a sick and safe time ordinance, which requires employers to provide access to leave because "working while sick endangers everyone," the city said. Minneapolis' minimum wage ordinance took effect in 2018, and on July 1, it went up to $12.50 for everyone and $14.25 for franchises and large employers. 

The $15 minimum wage will be reached in 2022 for large businesses and 2024 for small businesses. 

You can report violations of city ordinance by calling 311, filling out an online form or in person at City Hall, room 239.

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