Government

Labor Investigator Senior

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Saint Paul, MN
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Published 16 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Application Deadline
June 20, 2024
Compensation
USD $28.50 - $41.93 / hour

Description

Working Title: Labor Investigator Senior


Job Class: Labor

Investigator Senior


Agency: Labor &

Industry Dept




  • Job ID: 77336

  • Location: Various

  • Telework Eligible: Yes

  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified
  • job seekers

  • Date Posted: 06/07/2024

  • Closing Date: 06/20/2024

  • Hiring
  • Agency/Seniority Unit: Labor & Industry Dept / Labor and
  • Industry-MAPE

  • Division/Unit: Dept of Labor
  • & Industry / ESST Unit

  • Work Shift/Work
  • Hours:
  • Day Shift - 8:00am - 4:30pm

  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required: Yes - Up to 20%
  • of the time

  • Salary Range: $28.50 - $41.93 /
  • hourly; $59,508 - $87,550 / annually

  • Classified Status: Classified

  • Bargaining
  • Unit/Union:
  • 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with
  • Disabilities:
  • Yes



The work you'll do is more than just a job.



At the State

of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies,

providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality

of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and

inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources,

and training and development opportunities.



Job Summary



This position

can be located in any of these DLI office locations –Mankato, St. Cloud, or St.

Paul.



This position

offers a hybrid work schedule which includes telework days and in office days

at a DLI office building.



Minnesota

Department of Labor and Industry plays a critical role in achieving compliance

with labor and employment laws that are applicable to Minnesota's workforce,

including the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act, the Minnesota Prevailing Wage

Act, the Minnesota Child Labor Standards Act and other provisions of municipal,

state and federal labor and employment laws.



This position

offers an exciting opportunity to help prevent violations as well as pursue

enforcement activity related to the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act, the

Minnesota Payment of Wages Act, the Minnesota Child Labor Standards Act, the

Women’s Economic Security Act, Minnesota’s earned sick and safe time law,

various anti-retaliation provisions, and other state labor and employment laws

and rules.



Responsibilities

include:




  • Investigate
  • violations and administer and enforce the provisions of the state’s labor
  • standards laws, including: the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA)
  • (M.S. § 177), the Minnesota Payment of Wages Act (MPWA) & related wage
  • and hour laws (M.S. § 181), the Minnesota Child Labor Standards Act
  • (MCLSA) (M.S. § 181A), the Earned Sick and Safe Time law the Earned Sick
  • and Safe Time law (M.S. §§ 181.9445 – 181.9448), the associated
  • Administrative Rules issued by the Department (Minn. R. 5200) and federal
  • and municipal laws establishing more protective pay rates than those
  • established under state law.

  • Participate in the development
  • and implementation of the Department’s strategic compliance plans, with
  • primary responsibility for the development and implementation of
  • enforcement interventions. With limited guidance, this position shall
  • initiate and conduct comprehensive investigations of employers in response
  • to requests for assistance or as a part of strategic compliance plans.
  • This position will also conduct mediations of disputes; respond to formal
  • and informal complaints of possible violations of labor standards laws; perform
  • worksite investigations; perform reviews of employment records and
  • workplace policies; conduct complex civil investigations into violations
  • of the MFLSA and MCLSA and related laws; prepare and issue written
  • determinations of findings of fact that explain the results of
  • investigations, including calculation of back wages and other redress for
  • damages caused by violations of law; and determine the proper method to
  • achieve future compliance. The position obtains testimony and physical
  • evidence to support effective enforcement actions by the Division and
  • prepares cases for contested case proceedings.

  • Provide educational
  • and informational services to employers, employees, and other stakeholders
  • in Minnesota through professional verbal and written communications that
  • are culturally appropriate, equitable and inclusive. Guidance related to
  • the above-listed laws is provided in order to educate workers on their
  • rights and gain compliance from employers.

  • Provide Strategic
  • Compliance Leads, Unit Supervisors, the
  • Assistant Director, Director, and other Department officials with
  • status updates on investigations and recommendations regarding industries
  • or entities in need of strategic initiatives or additional
  • educational/outreach resources.

  • Perform other
  • duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications




  • Two (2)
  • years of experience* that demonstrates the following:



*Experience

includes internships, fellowships, volunteering, and work experience that are

directly related to the job duties.



**Doctorate

degree may substitute for two years of experience; Master’s degree may

substitute for 18 months of experience; Bachelor’s degree may substitute for

one year of experience; Associates degree may substitute for six months of

experience.




  • Experience with
  • interviewing, fact gathering, or other evidence gathering, which may
  • include applying this evidence to laws, regulations, policy, or
  • procedures. 

  • Written and verbal
  • communication skills sufficient to produce reports, memos, findings of
  • fact, or other written work product; to preserve evidence and
  • statements collected during investigations; and to respond to inquiries
  • from and otherwise communicate with stakeholders.

  • Ability to
  • communicate effectively with individuals with a wide range of backgrounds,
  • who may not share your same culture, ethnicity, language, or other common
  • experiences.



Preferred

Qualifications




  • Knowledge of State
  • employment and labor laws, including the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards
  • Act, Minnesota Prevailing Wage Law, the Minnesota Child Labor Standards
  • Act, the Women's Economic Security Act, Minnesota's earned sick and safe
  • time law, or other state employment and labor laws for which the
  • Department of Labor and Industry is responsible or knowledge of comparable
  • laws.

  • Knowledge of the
  • role and responsibilities of executive branch agencies and public
  • enforcement authorities.

  • Knowledge of public
  • information dissemination practices and laws and regulations related to
  • government data practices.

  • Experience working
  • in low- or lower- wage industries or working for organizations or other
  • entities that serve those working in those industries.



·       Language skills other

than English (Somali, Spanish, Hmong, Karen or ASL).



Additional Requirements



It is the

policy that all final candidates submit to a background investigation prior to

employment.  The background check may consist of the following components:

SEMA4 Records Check, Employment Reference Check, Driver’s License Check,

Education/License Verification.



How to Apply 



Select “Apply

for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for

jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the

application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.



Contact



If you have

questions about this position, contact Jenny Karjala at jenny.karjala@state.mn.us or 651-284-5474.



To receive

consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job

ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the

closing date to Jenny Karjala at jenny.karjala@state.mn.us.



About Labor &

Industry Dept 



The Department

of Labor and Industry ensures Minnesota’s work and living environments are

equitable, healthy, and safe. The agency oversees the state's programs for

apprenticeship, construction codes and licensing, dual-training pipeline,

occupational safety and health, wage and hour standards, workers' compensation,

and youth skills training programs.



Working

together to improve the state we love. 



What do

Minnesota's State employees have in common? 




  • A sense of purpose
  • in their work

  • Connection with
  • their coworkers and communities

  • Opportunities for
  • personal and professional growth



Benefits 



As an employee,

you'll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in

Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well.



Your

benefits may include: 




  • Paid vacation and
  • sick leave 

  • 12 paid holidays each year 

  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug
  • plans 

  • Fertility care,
  • including IVF

  • Diabetes care

  • Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children 


  • 6 weeks paid leave
  • for parents of newborn or newly adopted children

  • Pension plan that
  • provides income when you retire (after working at least three years)

  • Employer paid life
  • insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death

  • Short-term and
  • long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable
  • to work due to illness or injury

  • Tax-free expense
  • accounts for health, dental, and dependent care 

  • Resources that provide support and promote physical,
  • emotional, social, and financial well-being



Support to help you reach your career goals:




  • Training, classes,
  • and professional development

  • Federal Public
  • Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify for the Public Service
  • Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, visit the Federal Student
  • Aid website at studentaid.gov)



Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life

support:




  • A voluntary
  • confidential program that helps employees and their families with life
  • challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job
  • performance

  • Common sources of
  • stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship
  • challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues

  • Daily
  • Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning,
  • child/elder care



Programs,

resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding

availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of

service with the State of Minnesota. 









EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS 



Minnesota state

agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly

employers. State agencies are committed to creating a workforce that reflects

the diversity of the state and strongly encourages persons of color and

Indigenous communities, members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, individuals with

disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. The varied experiences and

perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to

best serve Minnesotans.



All qualified applicants will

receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,

religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and

disabilities related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, gender

expression, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status

regarding public assistance, disability, veteran status or activity in a local

Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.



APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES



Minnesota state

agencies make reasonable accommodations to their employees and applicants with

disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance in searching or

applying for jobs with the State of Minnesota, call the job information line

at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and let us know the support you need.



 


Working Title: Labor Investigator Senior


Job Class: Labor

Investigator Senior


Agency: Labor &

Industry Dept




  • Job ID: 77336

  • Location: Various

  • Telework Eligible: Yes

  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

  • Who May Apply: Open…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Saint Paul, MN
St Paul, MN, USA

How to Apply

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