Author: Liz Hewitt

Member Spotlight: April 2019

Meet Hayley McCullough, CPP View Hayley’s interview on the Member Spotlight page   SHARE

2019_04: Nice Guys End Up in Court *Updated*

Overview: Labor and employment law Handout Handout #2 Speaker: Penelope (Penny) J. Phillips Fellow, The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers MSBA Certified Labor & Employment Law Specialist Penny Phillips focuses exclusively on counseling and representing employers in all areas of employment law, including FMLA, wage and hour, and employment discrimination claims. She has spoken to compan...

*FREE RCH* April Employment Tax Seminars (St Cloud/Hastings)

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 L...

USDOL: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Overtime Regulation Update)

The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime. Under currently enforced law, employees with a salary below $455 per week ($23,660 annually) must be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week. Workers making at least this salary level may be eligible for overtime ...

Member Spotlight: March 2019

Meet Beverly Galles, CPP View Beverly’s interview on the Member Spotlight page   SHARE

2019_03: Growing Your Career

It is important for employees to recognize the vital role they play in shaping their personal career path. – Choosing a Crop _ What do you want to plant? – Planting Seeds _ It all starts with preparation – The Growing Season _ Water and Sun to help you grow – Harvest Time _ Enjoying the fruits of your labor Speaker:  Sheri Johnson Sheri Johnson is a return presenter for the...

Member Spotlight: February 2019

Meet LuAnn Hufsteder, CPP View LuAnn’s interview on the Member Spotlight page   SHARE

2019_02: USDoL – Regulations and Updates

Overview Fair Labor Standards Act Coverage Minimum Wage Overtime Youth Employment Recordkeeping Handout DOL Fact Sheet – Basic DOL Fact Sheet – #22 Speaker:  Corey Walton Corey Walton has been with the U.S. Department of Labor/Wage-Hour Division since 1997.  He spent 15 years as an investigator investigating hundreds of cases under several laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, D...

Help Answer a Member Question

Members Helping Members A member of our Chapter has a question and doesn’t know where else to turn.  The question is below. "I have an expat that is going to be in US at some point, however still in Switzerland for a few of their payments.  I am being asked to not have FICA deducted on the US side as Switzerland has a reciprocity with the US and currently should have Social Security in ...

FAQ: How long to keep tax records? 

Safekeeping tax records helps for future filing, amended returns, audits WASHINGTON — With the tax filing season quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers to understand how long to keep tax returns and other documents. This is the seventh in a series of reminders to help taxpayers Get Ready for the upcoming tax filing season. The IRS has recently updated its Get Ready page ...

IRS warns of “Tax Transcript” email scam; dangers to business networks

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners warned the public of a surge of fraudulent emails impersonating the IRS and using tax transcripts as bait to entice users to open documents containing malware. The scam is especially problematic for businesses whose employees might open the malware because this malware can spread throughout the network and potentially take mont...

Minimum wage in Minnesota

Minimum-wage rate will be adjusted for inflation on Jan. 1, 2019 Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation Jan. 1, 2019, to $9.86 an hour for large employers and $8.04 an hour for other state minimum wages. Under Minnesota law, the commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry is required to determine and announce the inflation-adjusted minimum-wage rate each year ...

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