The Legislature is in recess from March 30 to April 9. It’s an excellent opportunity to connect with lawmakers in their home districts and emphasize the importance of our initiatives to growing businesses for the state’s long-term vitality.
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Thanks to all those businesses and local chamber of commerce partners that help advance our legislative agenda. The Minnesota Chamber annually visits with newspapers across the state, and many of you join us. Putting local faces on our priorities at the Capitol is critical to advancing our agenda to grow Minnesota.
Here’s a sampling from this year’s visits thus far:
Through the Minnesota Chamber Federation, any business with 10 or fewer full time employees who is a member of a participating local chamber will receive a complimentary associate membership in the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. This partnership aims to empower small companies, leverage grassroots strength and engage you in a stronger way as we work to grow Minnesota’s economy.
BENEFITS TO COMPANIES:
Local governments have begun passing wage and benefit mandates on private-sector employers located in their communities. It is important for employers to be aware of these new requirements and to comply with them. A summary of these new mandates is provided below. We have also provided links to city government pages that provide more in-depth information.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide, for use in 2018. This publication: