Monthly Meetings

2020_10: Telecommuting for the Payroll Professional

Overview Payroll Telecommuting will explore the pros and cons of a telecommuting arrangement. We will break through some myths associated with telework and provide some valuable telecommuting statistics. We will further review the various employee and employer requirements and needs to make a telecommuting working relationship successful. This seminar will provide you tips and insight into making a telecommuting arrangement work for your payroll department.. Speaker: Kevin Valuet Because there is a limited capacity for this event, advanced registration is REQUIRED by Wednesday, October 12th. Register Meeting Logistics: ◾Date: October 14, 2020 ◾Time: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. ◾Meeting opens at 7:35 a.m. ◾Announcements (if any) begin at 7:45 a.m. ◾Location: Zoom ONLY SHARE

2020_03: Garnishments *CANCELED*

In response to the growing concern over COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Northstar Chapter has made the decision to cancel our March monthly meeting with the topic Garnishments. This meeting was scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 19th. This decision was not taken lightly. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has stated that small gatherings of less than 250 people should be canceled if a space of greater than 6 feet between each attendee cannot be established. This information was used to make this decision as our current venue cannot provide this required distance.  You may read more about this request form the Governor at: The safety and health of our members is just as important to us as pro...

2020_02: Future of Payroll and Workforce Management (Work Smart, Not Hard)

Overview Learn the difference between AI (Artificial Intelligence), ML (Machine Learning), Deep Learning and what it means for Payroll. Speaker: Rahul Lakhanpal Handout (none) Register Meeting Logistics: ◾Date: February 20, 2020 ◾Time: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Location: Metropolitan Ballroom SHARE

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 2020 Handout Spreadsheets YE Tool_Every Payroll Gross-To-Net YE Balancing Speaker: Terry Meggitt, CPP Terry Meggitt, CPP is an APA Approved Provider for RCH’s. He has worked in the payroll field for over 35 years, for companies that include HealthPartners, Musicland (Retail), Foster Wheeler Energy Corp. (Construction), Safety Harbor Health Spa (Resort) and the United States Navy. Terry is a member of...

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 Strategist Group. Handout Register Meeting Logistics: ◾Date: November 21, 2019 ◾Time: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Location: Metropolitan Ballroom SHARE

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 environments. Handout (none) Register Meeting Logistics: ◾Date: September 19, 2019 ◾Time: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Location: Metropolitan Ballroom     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 of Labor and Industry’s (DLI’s) enforcement of the state’s wage and hour laws. The new Minnesota Wage Theft law will create additional protections for workers, including adding criminal penalties for employers who commit wage theft. Speakers: Nicole Blissenbach & Dave Skovholt (MN DOL) Nicole Blissenbach is DLI’s Assistant Commissioner for Enforcement and Compliance Strategies and P...

2019_07: Total Rewards – Give More to Pay Less

Overview The Exchange Relationship Employee Engagement & Retention Enhanced Organizational Financial Performance Speaker: Ina Macovei Ina Macovei is a Total Rewards Manager at Edmentum. Ina oversees compensation, benefits, rewards, recognition, leave of absence, workers compensation, and employee onboarding experience. Handout Register Meeting Logistics: ◾Date: July 18, 2019 ◾Time: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Location:Edinburgh Golf Course (Highlands Room on the 2nd floor) SHARE

Temporary New Monthly Meeting Venue – Edinburgh Golf Course

      We have our stuff….won’t you come too?   Due to construction at the Metropolitan Ballroom, our monthly meetings for July and August will be held at the Edinburgh Golf Course in Brooklyn Park.  {Click on the map below for directions} 8700 Edinbrook Crossing Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 {Highlands Room on the 2nd floor} SHARE

2019_06: Be The Exception-Your 7 Steps to Transforming Your Life

Overview Be Honest: Know your truth and how honoring it changes everything Be Open: Who can you mentor; who could mentor you? Be Healthy: What is true self-care and why does making time for it matter? Be Flexible: Are you open to, do you choose and do you chase change? Be Gentle: How do keep your strengths in perspective Be Courageous: Taking risks, setting goals and going for it! Be Authentic: Be the best one and only YOU. Learn how comparisons don’t serve you. Speaker: Annie Meehan Annie began her career working for Piper Jaffrey, she was a contract speaker for one of the top non‐profit companies in the United States. She uses personal experience and professional expertise to inspire you with her dynamic and interactive presentation. Her message will challenge her listener to consi...

2019_05: Child Support 101 For Employers

Overview Discussion around the Child Support System: o Notices and withholding o Discuss the different communication options o Paperless Electronic Income Withholding o Employer Payment Statistics o Review Minnesota Child Support website features New Hire Reporting topics: o Which employees need to be reported o What information is required for reporting o Reporting online, and establishing an SFTP Account o Reporting for Multi-State employers Handout Speakers:  Minnesota New Hire Reporting Center: Alexandra Martin, Project Manager Davey Jones, Supervisor State of Minnesota Child Support Division: Kristen Brolsma, Child Support Program Supervisor Lindsay Daraitis, Child Support Payment Center Manager Shauna Hoelscher Child Support Program Lead Theresa Ogreen Child Support Payment Center Ac...

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 companies and organizations throughout Minnesota, the Midwest and the United States. Register Now Meeting Logistics: ◾Date: April 18, 2019 ◾Time: 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Location: Metropolitan Ballroom SHARE

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