I know, it’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these. I’m thinking of trying to keep this going.  Or maybe starting a “Why Not Wednesday” (telling stories of what NOT to do and why)! Here’s a fun fact for your Friday…

Minnesota’s 2021 minimum wage for large employers (gross annual revenue greater than $500,000)

Happy New Year (almost)! Minnesota employers should be reminded that, effective January 1, 2021, minimum wage rates increase to $10.08 per hour for large employers and $8.21 for small employers (as well as a 90-day training wage for those under 20 and youth wage for those under 18).

Also – don’t forget to update your

In addition to my blog about the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA), the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act or FFCRA) also contains the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA).  Emergency paid sick time (EPST) will go into effect 15 days after the Families Act is enacted – April 1,

I greatly suspect that everyone reading my blog is aware by now that Minnesota’s minimum wage increased January 1, 2020 ($10 for large employers; $8.15 small employers). However, for those employers who use minimum wage for certain activities (i.e. travel time) –  be sure to change that rate in your payroll system as well! Also,

Except or Non-Exempt?  That is the question (which should not be answered by eenie-meenie-miney-mo)!  The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its Final Rule today (September 24, 2019) regarding the overtime exceptions under the so-called “white collar” exemptions.  As you may recall, the DOL previously issued a final rule in May 2016, but that rule

Employers (wherever located) with employees working in Minneapolis – don’t forget that the minimum wage increases today, July 1, 2019, to $11/hr for small businesses and $12.25 for large businesses.

Quick Facts – Reminders:

  • Small business = 100 or fewer employees.
  • Large business = more than 100 employees.
  • An “employee” is someone who works at