Author: Liz Hewitt

Minnesota revised 2019 withholding tables released

The Minnesota Department of Revenue released revised 2019 withholding wage-bracket tables and the computer formula that reflect legislation enacted earlier this year (HF 5). Under the law, the second-tier income tax rate bracket is reduced from 7.05% to 6.8% and the income tax brackets for all tiers are adjusted. Employers should begin using the updated tables as soon as possible, but there is no ...

October Employment Tax Seminars Eligible for Continuing Education Credit Available

Do you want to learn more about state and federal employment taxes and other employer responsibilities? The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding seminars for employers and their representatives with experts from the following agencies: Minnesota Department of Revenue Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program What does this seminar cover? Seminar content will include information o...

Duluth, Minnesota enacts paid sick leave ordinance effective January 2020

On January 1st, 2020 all employers with five or more employees must provide Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) to their employees working in Duluth. ESST is a law in Duluth that allows for employees to have access to paid time off work. ESST can be used by employees in order to care for themselves or a family member in situations involving illnesses, injuries, physical or mental health conditions, d...

2019_09: Changing the World of HR

Overview: The Age of AI (Artificial Intelligence) The roots of AI Working in the age of AI Using AI to transform HR AI is driving a skills revolution Speaker: Drew Fesler With his 25+ years of practitioner and consulting experience, Drew delivers proven, innovative and multi-faceted results. His specialty is transforming HR functions in dynamic, high-performance, competitive, and diverse environme...

Member Spotlight: September 2019

Meet Andrea McVay, CPP   View Andrea’s interview on the Member Spotlight page SHARE

*FREE RCH* September Employment Tax Seminars (Mountain Iron/Brainerd/St. Cloud)

Do you want to learn more about state and federal employment taxes and other employer responsibilities? The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding seminars for employers and their representatives with experts from the following agencies: Minnesota Department of Revenue Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry* United States Department of ...

Minneapolis Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance

On August 8, 2019, the Minneapolis City Council passed the Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance, creating new requirements for Minneapolis employers and giving the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights enforcement power.  The ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2020. The City’s ordinance goes further than the state wage theft law by requiring employers to include an employee’s current balance of ...

Reminder: EEO-1 Is Due by September 30, 2019

On September 29, 2016, the EEOC announced that it would collect summary pay data from certain employers for the first time as part of the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) for 2017 that was due on March 31, 2018. However, before the report was due, the Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum blocking the revisions indefinitely. On May 3, 2019, a federal district court ruling reinstat...

*FREE RCH* August Employment Tax Seminars (Rochester/Duluth)

Do you want to learn more about state and federal employment taxes and other employer responsibilities? The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding seminars for employers and their representatives with experts from the following agencies: Minnesota Department of Revenue Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry* United States Department of ...

Member Spotlight: August 2019

Meet Carla McNevin View Carla’s interview on the Member Spotlight page SHARE

2019_08: New MN Wage Theft Law

Overview Wage theft occurs when employers do not pay their workers what is owed them for the work they have performed. It’s estimated up to 40,000 Minnesota workers pursue complaints of wage theft each year because they have been denied a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. Legislation was passed in May 2019 that will invest $3.1 million in new funding over the next two years in the Department o...

Member Spotlight: July 2019

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