The city of Minneapolis joins Los Angeles, Oakland, Detroit, Philadelphia, and other major metropolitan areas in enacting an ordinance that provides some workers in the hospitality sector with recall rights as the economy reopens. Effective May 1, 2021, the Minneapolis ordinance provides recall rights to employees who had been laid off from work at hotels or event centers–including “contracted, leased, or sublet premises connected to or operated in conjunction with the Event Center’s purpose”–within city limits, subject to limitations as provided in the law. The ordinance generally provides rights to employees who had worked for covered employers at least half of the year prior to March 13, 2020, and who were laid off without cause after that date. A concise summary of the ordinance, as well as contact information for the City’s Labor Standards Enforcement Division, can be found at this page. For additional answers, please see our contact form.