MN Women Lawyers CLE with Attorney General Keith Ellison

Enforcement of the Minnesota Wage Theft Act

Date & Time:

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM


University of St. Thomas
School of Law
Frey Moot Court Room
1101 Harmon Place, Minneapolis
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In 2019, the Attorney General’s Office received new and explicit authority from the Minnesota Legislature to investigate and enforce wage theft laws, as well as to enforce the Women’s Economic Security Act and migrant worker protections. Protecting and promoting women’s economic security and equal access to employment and opportunity in Minnesota is essential to Minnesota’s economic health. Minnesota’s laws protecting these rights keep talented women in the workforce, help lift up families and children, and benefit Minnesota as a whole by ensuring that everyone—regardless of gender—can afford to live their lives with dignity and respect.

Minnesota Women Lawyers and St. Thomas Law are pleased to welcome Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison who will lead a presentation about what his office is doing to address wage theft in Minnesota. In response to the Minnesota Legislature, AG Ellison has established a wage theft unit at the Attorney General’s Office to protect worker’s rights under Minnesota law. In addition to AG Ellison’s presentation, Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Moler and Lead Wage Theft Investigator Ana Vergara will discuss their work on wage theft, women’s economic security, and migrant worker protection within Attorney General’s Office and in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Labor.

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Event Schedule:

  • 3:30 - 5 p.m. - Program
  • 5 - 6 p.m. - Reception

Program Panelists:

  • Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General
  • Jonathan Moler, Assistant Minnesota Attorney General
  • Ana Vergara, Lead Wage Theft Investigator / State Outreach Coordinator for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office

1.5 Standard CLE Credits will be applied for.

This event is co-sponsored by the MWL Community Action and Advocacy Committee and The University of St. Thomas School of Law Alumni Women’s Networking Committee. If you have any questions, please contact MWL at 612-338-3205 or

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.

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