Applications Now Open to Apply for Minnesota Frontline Worker Payments
To thank those Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, Gov. Tim Walz signed Frontline Worker Payments into law April 29, 2022, enabling those workers to apply for Frontline Worker Pay. Applications are now being accepted as of June 8 through July 22, 2022. For our clients who are business owners, please pay attention to the Notice of Requirements for Employers section.
Eligibility is based on both work requirements and job sector. Visit www.dli.mn.gov/toolkit for an explanation of the requirements, the most up-to-date information and helpful resources. Also, sign up to receive alerts about Frontline Worker Pay via email.
The Frontline Worker Pay application is open June 8 through July 22, 2022. Eligible workers will have 45 days to apply for Frontline Worker Pay.
How to Apply
Applications can be submitted at frontlinepay.mn.gov. The 45-day application period will be followed by a 15-day period to allow for appeals from those whose applications were denied. After verification and processing of the applications are completed, payments are anticipated in early fall. All applications will move through the process at the same time and payments will be forwarded for processing together.
Notice Requirement for Employers
The Frontline Worker Pay Law requires that employers in a frontline sector provide notice by June 23, 2022, advising all current workers who may be eligible for payments of the assistance potentially available to them and how to apply for benefits. An employer notice that meets this obligation is available in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish at www.dli.mn.gov/notice.
An employer must provide notice using the same means the employer uses to provide other work-related notices to employees. This notice must be at least as conspicuous as:
- Posting a copy of the notice at each worksite where workers work and where the notice may be readily observed and reviewed by all workers working at the site; or
- Providing a paper or electronic copy of the notice to all workers.
Please do not hesitate to contact your BGM Professional if you have questions or reach out to us by using the Contact Us form.