Sick and Safe Leave Update: Geographic Limitations

Statewide minimum wage increase

By Bryan Zlimen

Minnesota employers take note: Minimum wage will increase statewide as of January 1, 2018. There are two rates: a large-business rate and a small-business rate. If your annual gross revenue (not net revenue) is $500,000 or more, you’ll need to pay the large-business rate of $9.65/hr. If your annual gross revenue is lower, you’ll need…

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Overtime Salary Changes Will Not Take Effect

By Bryan Zlimen

In May 2016, the US Department of Labor issued a new final rule amending the salary requirements for workers who qualified for overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the rule, the salary requirements for exempt workers would rise from a minimum of $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $913 per…

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Minnesota estate tax updates

By Bryan Zlimen

When a person dies, his or assets (known as the person’s “estate”) may be subject to tax if they exceed certain value limits.   This type of tax is known as an “estate tax.”  There is a federal estate tax that applies estates with a value over $5.49 million (the current value limit as of 2017). …

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Sick and Safe Leave Update: Geographic Limitations

By Bryan Zlimen

In 2016, Minneapolis enacted an ordinance requiring that all employees who work in the city more than 80 hours per year accrue paid leave for illness, injury, or safety concerns for themselves or their dependents. St. Paul enacted a similar ordinance a few months later. Together, these are known as Earned Sick and Safe Time…

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