On Wednesday, January 8, 2019, the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) party House leadership introduced Bills 1-10, its priority for this session. The bills include three pro-employee bills.
The New Year provides a fresh start and motivation to set goals. Employers can and should make resolutions to make the New Year better for the organization and the employees. If you procrastinated last year, it is not too late to add those "to-dos" to your list for this New Year, and some items are updates on an on-going basis. Challenge yourself and your employees to better the work environment on 2019 resolutions.
With the season comes holiday parties for employers, customers and vendors. Employers will need to do their part to make sure these sponsored events remain free of liability. Here are some suggestions:
St. Paul becomes the second city in Minnesota to mandate paid sick leave time for employees. http://www.twincities.com/2016/09/07/st-paul-approves-earned-sick-leave-mandate/. The ordinance, which takes effect July 1, 2017, requires employers to allot their workers an hour of earned sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 80 hours in a two-year period.