Duluth, MN Paid Sick and Safe Leave

Duluth, MN Paid Sick and Safe Leave

On May 29, 2018, the Duluth City Council adopted Ordinance 10571, establishing minimum standards for paid earned sick and safe time in the city. The ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2020, making Duluth the third city in Minnesota to enact a paid sick and safe time law. The new ordinance applies to private employers with five or more employees, regardless of whether employees work in Duluth or whether the employer is physically located in the city.

Politics in the Workplace

Politics in the Workplace

One of your employees reports a coworker for expressing extreme political views on social media.  An employee frequently arrives at work wearing hats and shirts supporting a controversial candidate for office.  A notice is posted on your breakroom bulletin board inviting employees to a rally in support of a position on a hot button issue.  What should you do?  What can you do?

Marijuana Initiatives on the Ballot this November

Marijuana Initiatives on the Ballot this November

With the election less than a month away, a big issue that employers should take note of, is the recreational marijuana measure that five states will vote on.  Currently there are 30 states that have legalized marijuana use to a certain degree, including nine states that have legalized recreational marijuana (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington).

Employee Dress Codes

Employee Dress Codes

Every employer wants its employees to make a great first impression on clients and customers, promote an atmosphere of respect and professionalism in the workplace, and cultivate a general reputation of strong values and trustworthiness.  One way employers approach this goal is to implement a dress code, or policy regarding dress and grooming.  But employers should be aware of the pitfalls and practicality of implementing these types of policies. 

We are Pleased to Announce an Exciting new Partnership with SyncStream Solutions

We are Pleased to Announce an Exciting new Partnership with SyncStream Solutions

We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership between SyncStream Solutions and myHRcounsel™!  With all of the changes in Washington politics in the last couple of years, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, remains the law of the land and applicable large employers are still required to comply with its mandate to offer minimum essential coverage to all full-time employees. One of the most confusing and tedious tasks involved in this compliance is the annual IRS filing requirements.  Through myHRcounsel’s partnership with SyncStream, we are now providing our clients with the tools to take the stress out of these annual ACA filings.  SyncStream’s comprehensive ACA Dashboard is a cloud-based tool designed to manage all aspects of ACA reporting and compliance including:

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