Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
443 Lafayette Road N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 284-5000
Phone: 1-800-DIAL-DLI
TTY: (651) 297-4198
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
The department's mission is to ensure that Minnesota's work and living
environments are equitable, healthy and safe.
It strives to be a fair regulator and a trusted resource for employees,
employers, property owners and other stakeholders.
DLI supports the following statewide outcomes:
 People in Minnesota are safe.
 Strong and stable families and communities.
 A thriving economy that encourages business growth
and employment opportunities.
Agency activities are designed to assure that:
 Workplaces are free from injury and illness.
Buildings are safe for those who occupy them.
Workers injured on the job are provided treatment and
benefits required by law.
Apprenticeship training that provides the opportunity to learn
critical skills is available in all communities.
Those who construct and inspect buildings are qualified to
perform the work.
Workers are paid the appropriate wages for all hours worked.
Employees and employers understand their rights and
responsibilities in the workplace.
DLI administers laws related to employment, apprenticeship, workplace
safety, workers’ compensation and construction of buildings through its
core functions:
provide training, outreach and other resources to customers;
promulgate construction codes;
conduct plan reviews, inspections, audits and investigations;
conducts workplace safety and health inspections and consultations;
review workers’ compensation claims and oversee the
provision of benefits;
provide informal dispute resolution services of worker’s compensation
provide vocational rehabilitation services;
issue penalties for violations of the law;
issue professional licenses and certifications; and
register apprenticeship programs.
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Revenues by fund ($266,720,000)
FY 2014-2015
Total Employees: 435.25
Less than 1%
Less than 1%
Special Revenue
Less than 5%
Workers' Comp
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
2014 Agency total expenditures: $143,164,000
DLI agency total $39,100,000 458.25
DLI Net Base
% of expenditures (25.57%)
Safety and Workers’ Compensation Division
Vinland Grant
Workers’ Comp Claims Services and Investigations unit
Benefit claims for injured workers
Other state agencies
Workers’ Comp Court of Appeals
Office of Administrative Hearings
Commerce (Fraud investigations)
Minnesota Management and Budget
OSHA Workplace Safety Consultation
Safety Grants
Loggers rebates
Contractor Recovery Fund
76 Contract electrical inspectors
Construction Codes and Licensing
Labor Standards and Apprenticeship: LEAP Grants
Total agency external expenditures
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Workers’ Compensation Fund
FY 2014-2015
The purpose of the Workers’ Compensation Fund is to provide
special benefits and services authorized under the workers’
compensation law. These include:
supplementary benefits ($100,000,000) for approximately 3,000
second-injury benefits ($21,274,000)
workers’ compensation benefits paid to employees of uninsured and
bankrupt self-insured employers ($19,660,000)
costs of administering the workers’ compensation and a portion of
occupational safety and health programs at Labor and Industry
($48,122,000), and
costs of workers’ compensation activities of the Office of
Administrative Hearings ($14,500,000), Workers’ Compensation Court
of Appeals ($3,406,000), the Department of Commerce ($1,502,000)
and Minnesota Management and Budget ($200,000).
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Expenditures by program ($266,720,000)
FY 2014-2015
Less than 1%
WC Benefits
General Support
Plus IT and Office of
Combative Sports
Safety and Workers’ Compensation Division
Workers’ Compensation
Employees: 124.5
Biennial budget: $162,484,000
Helps employees injured on-the-job to receive proper medical
treatment and benefit payments in a timely manner, mediates
disputes about injuries and benefits, issues penalties for late
benefit payments to injured employees and reviews records to
ensure state laws are followed.
Special Compensation Fund
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Compliance Records and Training
Vocational Rehabilitation
Safety and Workers’ Compensation Division
OSHA Compliance
Employees: 74.0
Biennial budget: $16,390,000
Enforces the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Act
(MNOSHA) and standards that assure safe and healthful working
conditions for Minnesota workers through on-site inspections,
issuing citations for noncompliance, interpreting standards and
helping employers understand how to comply with those
MNOSHA revises and/or adopts new or existing OSHA
regulations and responds to employee complaints of workplace
hazards and discrimination due to safety and health issues.
Safety and Workers’ Compensation Division
Workplace Safety Consultation
Employees: 21
Biennial budget: $7,578,000
Provides safety and health consultation services and
inspections to Minnesota private-sector employers, directed
primarily toward high-hazard industries and intended to help
employers understand and comply with MNOSHA standards.
Also conducts educational safety and health seminars.
Recent construction industry partnerships:
Radisson BLU (Bloomington)
University Recreation and Wellness Center Project (U of M)
Children's Hospital (Minneapolis)
St. Cloud Hospital (St. Cloud)
U of M Biomedical Discovery District (Minneapolis)
Recent general industry partnerships:
Silver King Refrigeration, Inc. (Plymouth)
Johnson Memorial Health Services (Dawson)
Monsanto (Olivia, Owatonna, Stanton)
Valspar (Minneapolis)
Safety and Workers’ Compensation Division
Expenditures by activity FY 2014-15
Special Comp Fund
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Compliance Records and Training
OSHA Compliance
OSHA Workplace Safety Consultation
Vocational Rehabilitation
Workers’ Comp Admin (space, IT, etc.)
Financing by fund
Workers’ Compensation
$145,500,000 ($140,934,000 for benefits)
Construction Codes and Licensing
Employees: 138.25 (in addition, 76 contractors conduct electrical inspections)
Biennial budget: $55,770,000 (1/3 of budget is related to electrical inspections)
Protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public by providing reasonable,
uniform and balanced standards for Minnesota’s buildings and construction
Construction Codes and Licensing
 Building Codes and Standards
 Building Contractors
 Electrical Licensing and Inspection
 Elevator Inspection
 Plumbing and Engineering
 Boiler Operation and Inspection
 High-pressure-piping systems
 Boats-for-hire
 Building Code Adoption and Administration
 Licensing and Certification
 Plan review
 Inspection
 Education
 Enforcement
Construction Codes and Services Division
Expenditures by activity FY 2014-15
Construction Codes and Licensing
Financing by fund
Construction Code
Special Revenue
$ 55,770,000
Labor Standards and Apprenticeship
Labor Standards
Employees: 11
(only General fund monies in DLI’s budget)
Biennial budget: $1,912,000
Provides outreach and education to employers and employees
about compliance with:
labor and employment laws
 minimum wage
 overtime
 child labor laws
 prevailing wage
 parental leave laws
 employee rights regarding termination of employment
and wages due.
 Receives 25,000 inquires each year.
Conducts 600 investigations annually.
In 2012, recovered $2M in wages for more than 2,600 workers.
Community Services representative provides outreach and
education about Minnesota’s labor laws to businesses,
professional groups, schools and community-based organizations
that provide employment services to minority and cultural
Labor Standards and Apprenticeship
Employees: 6.0 Biennial budget: $1,744,000 (Workforce Development Funds from DEED)
 Apprenticeship unit regulates, supervises and promotes
apprenticeship programs that have been approved and meet state
standard requirements.
 Staff provide technical assistance to employers developing
apprenticeship programs.
 They also provide schools, guidance counselors and other
business and industry groups with information regarding
program requirements, selection criteria and general information
about conducting registered apprenticeship programs.
 Field representatives conduct approximately 400 visits annually
to sponsors, employers and promotional visits to prospective
 Staff approve and monitor programs, including the construction
trades, plant maintenance, graphic arts and the power trade
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Labor Standards and Apprenticeship Division
Expenditures by activity FY 2014-15
Labor Standards
$1,612,000 – General fund
$300,000--Workforce Development Funds from DEED
$1,744,000 – Workforce Development Funds from DEED
Financing by fund FY 2014-15
Workforce Development
General fund
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Employees: 79.5
8 percent of agency expenditures
General Support Division
Supports agency operations through financial and human resources
management, information technology, communications, research and
statistics, legal advice and litigation.
Financing by fund FY 2014-15
Workers’ Compensation
Special Revenue
Note: MN.IT Spend is included in DLI’s General Support Division
expenditures: FTE’s 23.0 and total costs of $3,935,000
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Office of Combative Sports
Employees: 1.6 FTEs
(includes 19 intermittent inspectors at 5 percent time)
Combative sporting events include boxing, mixed martial arts and “tough person” competitions.
The Office of Combative Sports (OCS) ensures combative sporting events are conducted safely and
fairly. The OCS licenses event participants including: combatants, promoters, referees and
trainers. OCS also establishes regulatory safeguards for the protection of fighters and to ensure
fairness and safety.
The Combative Sports Advisory Council was created in 2012 under the statutory authority of
Minnesota Statutes 341.221. The legislation creating the council abolished the Combative Sports
Commission and transferred its duties to the commissioner of labor and industry.
After the initial statutory appointment of the Combative Sports Commission membership, the
commissioner appoints the nine-member advisory council, which is composed of one retired
judge, four members with knowledge of the boxing industry and four members with knowledge of
the mixed martial arts industry.
Financing by fund FY 2014-15
Biennial budget: $248,000 Special Revenue
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
St. Paul office
443 Lafayette Road N.
St. Paul, MN 55155-4320
(651) 284-5005
TTY: (651) 297-4198
Commissioner Ken Peterson
Phone: (651) 284-5010 * [email protected]
Mankato office
410 Jackson Street, Suite 520
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 389-6507
Jessica Looman, Assistant Commissioner
St. Cloud office
3400 First Street N., Suite 405
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 258-2050
John Rajkowski, Legislative Director
Kris Eiden, Deputy Commissioner
Phone: (651) 284-5010 * [email protected]
Construction Codes and Labor Standards
Phone: (651) 284-5018 * [email protected]
Phone: (651) 284-5103 * [email protected]
Duluth office
5 N. Third Ave. W., #402
Duluth, MN 55802-1611
OSHA office
(218) 733-7830
Workers’ Compensation office
(218) 733-7810

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