Archive for July 2017

New Form I-9 Released for Use in September

On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an updated version of Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification. Under federal law, every employer that recruits, refers for a fee, or hires an individual for employment in the U.S. must complete a Form I-9. The updated form replaces a version issued in 2016. Employers…

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Navigating the New EEO-1 Form & DOL Guidance Withdrawals

July 20, 2017 – Two-topic webinar on the new EEO-1 reporting form and recent DOL guidance withdrawals. New EEO-1 Form: In its continued commitment to combating pay discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued changes to the EEO-1 reporting requirements. Employers should familiarize themselves with these changes now, as the EEO-1 report will…

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Sick and Safe Time Ordinances Now in Effect

On July 1, 2017, the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance along with the St. Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance went into effect. At this time, both ordinances will only be enforced against those employers residing within each city. This is subject to change, however; and employers residing outside of Minneapolis and St.…

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Minneapolis City Council Passes $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance

On June 30, 2017, the Minneapolis City Council approved a municipal minimum wage ordinance, raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour for nearly all Minneapolis employees. The requirement is scheduled to be phased in over a five-year period for large businesses and a seven-year period for small businesses. The ordinance defines large businesses as…

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David Paulson Agency in Wadena joins North Risk Partners

North Risk Partners has acquired David Paulson Agency, an agency located in Wadena, Minn. with roots dating back over 100 years. The deal, effective July 1, grows North Risk to 17 locations statewide, from Roseau in the North to Rochester in the South. For David Paulson Agency clients, both businesses and individuals, the acquisition means…

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