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2001 Minnesota Session Laws

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                            CHAPTER 159-S.F.No. 1614 
                  An act relating to civil law; providing for civil 
                  actions against the state under the federal Age 
                  Discrimination in Employment Act, the federal Fair 
                  Labor Standards Act, the federal Family and Medical 
                  Leave Act, and the federal Americans With Disabilities 
                  Act; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 
                  Statutes, chapter 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [1.05] [WAIVER OF IMMUNITY FOR VIOLATIONS OF 
        CERTAIN FEDERAL STATUTES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT.] An 
        employee, former employee, or prospective employee of the state 
        who is aggrieved by the state's violation of the Age 
        Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, United States Code, 
        title 29, section 621, et seq., as amended, may bring a civil 
        action against the state in any court of competent jurisdiction 
        for such legal or equitable relief as will effectuate the 
        purposes of the act. 
           Subd. 2.  [FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT.] An employee of the 
        state who is aggrieved by the state's violation of the Fair 
        Labor Standards Act of 1938, United States Code, title 29, 
        section 201, et seq., as amended, may bring a civil action 
        against the state in any court of competent jurisdiction for 
        such legal or equitable relief as will effectuate the purposes 
        of the act. 
           Subd. 3.  [FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT.] An employee, 
        former employee, or prospective employee of the state who is 
        aggrieved by the state's violation of the Family and Medical 
        Leave Act, United States Code, title 29, sections 2601 to 2654, 
        as amended, may bring a civil action against the state in any 
        court of competent jurisdiction for such legal or equitable 
        relief as will effectuate the purposes of the act. 
           Subd. 4.  [AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.] An employee, 
        former employee, or prospective employee of the state who is 
        aggrieved by the state's violation of the Americans with 
        Disabilities Act of 1990, United States Code, title 42, section 
        12101, as amended, may bring a civil action against the state in 
        any court of competent jurisdiction for such legal or equitable 
        relief as will effectuate the purposes of the act. 
           Presented to the governor May 18, 2001 
           Signed by the governor May 22, 2001, 10:25 a.m.

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