On August 30th, the Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise the regulations that govern when certain employees are entitled to overtime. While it is currently tentative whether and when these proposals will become effective, if effective, these proposals would significantly increase the number of employees required to receive overtime pay…
You may have been asked at one point or another to serve as a trustee for a friend of family members’ trus
Here’s the story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls… Many of us know the rest of this ditty, and probably have the tune in our head right now. The Brady Bunch was an iconic show which portrayed the joys and the struggles associated with a blended fam
On July 21, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced several changes to Form I-9 in an effort to modernize the verification of employment eligibility. Currently, an employee must physically bring authorization documents to their employer, and the employer must examine the documents and verify that the employee is eligible to work.
Step 1: Adopt an Interim Ordinance under Minn. Stat. 342.13 (e) Chapter 63 of Minnesota Session Law – 2023 was signed on May 30, 2023. The Law creates an Office of Cannabis Management which will issue licenses for the operation of cannabis businesse
The effective date of the majority of the Cannabis law is August 1, 2023, including the provisions pertaining to employees and employers.
Family cabins spark many different emotions. For many families, it is heaven on earth – it holds cherished memories of shared vacations, bonding moments, and a retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. For others, it can be a source of contention and lifelong resentmen
This week, multiple changes in Federal and Minnesota legislation become effective, significantly altering an employer’s obligations and an employee’s rights. These legislative changes will affect the accommodations that an employer must provide to employees while pregnant and post-pregna
On May 25, 2023, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed the Paid Family and Medical Leave (“PFML”) bill into law, also known as the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), which provides a significant increase in an employee’s benefits and changes to an employer’s
Discipline: A Positive Tool in Organizational Culture Employers in Western Wisconsin/Minnesota: There is no doubt that our general societal culture tends to avoid conflict (“Minnesota Nice”). However, when I see organizations incorporating this culture in their workplace, 99% of the time, it is not serving the organization well.