Executive Orders Re Commercial Carriers and Executive Branch Employees – Employment Guidance Update

March 18, 2020

While Minnesota reacts to the Coronavirus pandemic, Governor Walz has issued Executive Orders to help the State respond.  In Executive Orders Re Commerical Carriers and Executive Branch Employees – Employment Guidance Update, we analyze Executive Orders 20-06 and 20-07.

Executive Order 20-06 aims to provide motor carriers and drivers in Minnesota relief as they help with emergency relief measures.  Certain limitations, including weight and hours of service, have been modified to allow commercial carriers to better respond to the pandemic.

Executive Order 20-07 instructs the Commissioner of Management and Budget to develop and implement paid leave for executive branch employees, and explores ways the State can better mobilize executive branch employees to respond to the pandemic.

Things are changing frequently.  We encourage you to monitor the CDC and MDH websites, as well as monitor the progress of state and federal guidance on additional emergency procedures being considered to provide relief to employers and employees.  We will continue to provide updates in the coming days.

As always, we are committed to helping you and your organizations through these trying times.  Please do not hesitate to contact our employment team if any questions arise.


Bill Davidson – Bill.Davidson@lindjensen.com

(612) 746-0147

Susan Stokes – Susan.Stokes@lindjensen.com

(612) 746-0104

Pat Larkin – Pat.Larkin@lindjensen.com

(612) 746-0154

Ryan Myers – Ryan.Myers@lindjensen.com

(612) 746-0157

Molly de la Vega – Molly.delaVega@lindjensen.com

(612) 746-0174


Centers for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


Minnesota Department of Health – https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html