Reference: Minnesota Law, 268.042 Subd.1
Under Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law, every individual or organization that pays covered wages in Minnesota must register with the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program. Registration should be done as soon as possible after the first wages are paid for covered employment in Minnesota. Registration must occur prior to the due date of the first quarterly wage detail report the employer is required to submit. However, do not register until covered wages have actually been paid.
Certain employers have different registration requirements for unemployment insurance than those stated in the paragraph above, depending on their legal organization and/or their type of business. For more information, see the following sections of this handbook:
All employers must comply with state and federal registration requirements before registering for a Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Employer Account.
State of Minnesota
Minnesota Secretary of State
651-296-2803 | 1-877-551-6767 | TTY 1-800-627-3529 or 711
Minnesota Department of Revenue
651-282-9999 | 1-800-657-3594 | TTY users call Minnesota Relay at 711
Business and Specialty Tax
Before you start either the online or phone registration, you should know or have available the following information:
Register for an employer account using the Employer Self-Service System available online and by phone.
This handbook is based on current UI legislation; statements are intended for general information and do not have the effect of law. The Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law - MN Statutes 268.001 to 268.23 and Administrative Rules 3310 and 3315 - can be accessed through our website at www.uimn.org by clicking Employers & Agents, Help and Support, then the UI Law link.