Hire Employees

Requirements and checklist

Hire Employees

Who is an employee?

There are many factors and laws to consider when you hire an employee of your business. There are many different State and Federal requirements you'll need to complete when you hire an employee, including obtaining your Federal Employment Identification number (EIN), Minnesota Taxpayer Identification number, and workers compensation insurance.

Basics for Employers from the State of Minnesota

Minneapolis Employment and Training

Minneapolis Employment and Training Provides a variety of tools and resources to assist Minneapolis business with recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining employees. They can help:

  • Screen and refer qualified, recently trained, diverse applicants through their Employment Partners Recruiting Network
  • Boadcast job openings quickly, and for free, to pre-screened candidates
  • Create a customized training for your future workforce
Minneapolis Employment & Training Resource Page
Employer Services Guide
A Guide to Inclusive Hiring

Schedule a Consultation with Minneapolis Employment and Training


Find Employees

Create job postings, attend hiring events, and connect with workforce professionals to find employees using these free services.

Post Jobs on JobConnectMn.com
Post Jobs on MinnesotaWorks.net
Minnesota DEED Career Fair Calendar

Employee Tax Forms

Have employees fill out the following forms to determine employment eligibility and tax withholding information.

Fill Out
I-9 Form (PDF)
Fill Out
W-4 Form (PDF)

Post Workplace Posters

Minnesota law requires employers to physically display State-mandated posters, containing safety, wage, and age discrimination information, where employees can easily see them at the workplace. Posters are provided at no cost, in multiple languages through the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

Poster Information and Downloads

Wage and Employment Guidelines

As an employer, you will need to ensure you follow all Federal, State, and City wage and employment guidelines. There are some Minneapolis-specific labor ordinances, like Sick and Safe Time and minimum wage, that you'll need to know about as business located in the City of Minneapolis.

State of Minnesota Labor Laws
Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance
Minneapolis Minimum Wage Ordinance
An Employer's Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota
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