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2017 Business Day at the Capitol

Join your peers to advance your priorities face-to-face with legislators. Get briefed on the issues, and then ride buses to the Capitol for prearranged legislative appointments. Afterward, return by bus for an informal reception. Share where your legislators stand on the issues while networking with business associates from around the state.

Don’t miss out on this day!  Bring others from your company or community and receive a group discount.

Share your best practices!

Minnesota employers consistently receive national recognition for providing tremendous workplace environments. Nevertheless, state and local officials continue to propose one-size-fits-all mandates and regulations – most notably the “paid sick and safe leave” ordinances recently passed in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Minnesota Chamber is working to pass legislation that would provide consistency for commerce and preempt local governments from adopting local wage and benefit mandates.

Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Granted Against New Federal Overtime Rule

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) new federal overtime rule, which was set to become effective on December 1, 2016. The injunction prevents implementation and enforcement of the final rule on a nationwide basis.

New Form I-9 Released

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
 
Background
Federal law requires employers to hire only individuals who may legally work in the United States--either U.S. citizens or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. To comply with the law, employers must verify the identity and employment authorization of each person they hire by completing and retaining Form I-9.
 
New Form I-9 Dates

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