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Recruiting: Minnesota

Recruiting requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Sam Diehl, formerly of Lathrop GPM


  • Before recruiting, employers should determine whether a worker should be categorized as an employee or independent contractor under both federal and Minnesota law. See Employee or Independent Contractor?.
  • It is misdemeanor in Minnesota to induce someone to move for a new job through false statements, and the State requires certain disclosures for food processing jobs. See Prohibited and Required Statements.
  • In addition to employment discrimination, the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) also prohibits business discrimination based on race, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation or disability. See Minnesota Human Rights Act.
  • Private employers in Minnesota may, but are not required to, offer a hiring preference to veterans. See Veterans Preference.