The Minnesota House of Representatives recently passed a number of bills to limit the cost of employment lawsuits to local businesses. Some state representatives believe the new legislation will make the state more competitive. However, others see the new legislation as a way to limit justice in employment disputes.
Minnesota Republicans led the legislative battle with some Democrats breaking rank. The legislation ultimately passed along party lines, with the 10-vote Republican majority making the difference. Democrats made a number of attempts to introduce amendments to protect plaintiffs, but all were voted down.