Author: Liz Hewitt

**FREE** National APA Enrollment

Chapter members:   use code CHPMEM19 at checkout to waive the $35 enrollment fee   Membership in the American Payroll Association helps you do your job better and keep your company compliant. Connect with over 20,000 of your payroll peers, receive the latest payroll compliance news with APA’s expert analysis, and get great discounts on the APA’s leading payroll education. APA membership costs...

Member Spotlight: January 2020

Meet Mary Wood, CPP   View Mary’s interview on the Member Spotlight page SHARE

New employer requirements starting Jan. 1, 2020

Minnesota minimum-wage rates increase The following are Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates as of Jan. 1, 2020. Large employers must pay at least $10 an hour when the employer’s annual gross revenues are $500,000 or more. Small employers must pay at least $8.15 an hour when the employer’s annual gross revenues are less than $500,000. The training wage rate, $8.15 an hour, may be paid ...

Member Spotlight: December 2019

Meet Julie Schwartz   View Julie’s interview on the Member Spotlight page SHARE

*FREE RCH* December Employment Tax Seminars (Brooklyn Park/Stillwater/Minnetonka)

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 ...

2019_12: 2019 Year-End Information and 2020 Changes

Year-End Information and 2020 Changes This 1/2 day training session will help prepare you for a successful year-end. Please join us for the very important topic of Preparing for Year-End 2019. Complex compliance issues of year-end will be discussed, including the latest changes in legislation and regulations. Agenda: Payroll Updates Form W-4 Communication Plan YE Checklist What to watch for in 202...

*FREE RCH* Half-Day Fiduciary Training Program

    Learn how to better manage & optimize your company’s retirement plan Brochure Registration Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs 301 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455 Room 180 Adjunct Lecturer Presenting: Joe Brummel, C(k)P® Managing Director, Twin Cities Strategic Retirement Partners SHARE

2019_11: Putting financial wellness planning into action: Your new advantage

Overview Financial wellness refers to the “overall financial health of an individual” and is sometimes used interchangeably with financial well-being. Employee financial wellness programs are work-placed programs that both “access and support” the financial wellness of employees. Speakers: Kyler Harder, CFBS & Joe Feldmeier CFP – Ascend Financial Susan Grader, Financial Wellness Strategi...

*FREE RCH* November Employment Tax Seminars (Grand Rapids/Hinckley)

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...

Statewide Conference Update

To All Northstar Statewide Conference Registered Attendees: Wear your favorite 1950’s Costume attire to the Conference!! Chance to wins PRIZES for all who participate either or both days! Also….be on the lookout for Elvis at the conference. Speaker Presentations here 12.0 RCH credits for 2 days or 6.0 RCH credits for 1 day Good in the Hood is this year’s food drive organization.  Please brin...

DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule – Effective January 1, 2020

On September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rules for establishing the amounts required to be earned by an employee in order for that employee to be exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime requirements. Effective January 1, 2020, the amounts required to be earned by an employee for that employee to be exempt from the FLSA overtime requirem...

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 ...

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