State employment laws work alongside federal labor laws to provide employers and employees with a wide range of protections. Minnesota has laws covering the minimum wage, overtime pay, legal holidays, whistleblower rights, and the number of hours certain employees can be required to work. For example, under Minnesota's overtime law, most employees must be paid one and a half times their normal rate for any hours worked beyond a 48-hour work week. Whether you're an employee or an employer it's in your best interests to understand Minnesota's employment laws, and FindLaw's Minnesota Employment Laws section is a great place to start. Click on a link below to learn more.