The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry’s (MnDOLI) May 31, 2018 Wage and Hour Bulletin reminds employers of teen working limitations, as schools are ending for the summer. Although I wrote about this topic recently in this blog post, as the teens start to flood the summer marketplace, I thought it important to share (and

It’s that time of year again. March Madness, spring break, and teens that are looking forward to summer and getting a job, or working extra hours at their current job during spring break. What does this mean as a Minnesota employer?

Wages – The youth wage rate is (as of January 1, 2018) $7.87/hr. for

The DOL started 2018 with a bang, adopting the primary beneficiary test in lieu of the previous six-part test for determining whether interns and students are employees for purposes of the FLSA. This is a pretty big deal for employers desiring to use unpaid internships. The decision to adopt the primary beneficiary test comes after

clickAs a result of President Obama’s White House Summit on Worker Voice, on October 28, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Blog announced its new beta website – Worker.gov. This website is, according to the DOL, designed to provide “easy-to-access” solutions for employees who need answers “fast”. The DOL admits that “Even

As the snow has melted (though I suspect it’s not done), I’m hopefully optimistic that it will start to green up – and soon.  As I see the various “help wanted” signs around town, I thought it may be time for a quick thought or two on paying teens in Minnesota this summer.0HCMIT272C

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