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Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Workers' compensation -- Alternative dispute-resolution services

The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) offers an alternative to formal litigation in resolving workers' compensation disputes. Parties may choose to be represented by an attorney in alternative dispute-resolution or may participate without representation.


DLI provides free mediation services to all parties to any workers' compensation dispute. Mediation is voluntary. If all parties are agreeable, a department mediator assists the parties in resolving their workers' compensation issues. If an agreement is reached, the mediator arranges for the Mediation Resolution/Award to be signed, awarded, and served and filed.

Contact us

  • For additional information about the Department of Labor and Industry's mediation program:  phone
    (651) 284-5005 or 1-800-342-5354.

  • In the Duluth area:  phone (218) 733-7810 or 1-800-342-5354.

  • New! Mediation request available online from DLI's Alternative Dispute Resolutionunit

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