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Court delivers mixed ruling on Minnesota Chamber lawsuit challenging Minneapolis paid leave mandate

The Minnesota Chamber will appeal the ruling to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Doug Loon, Minnesota Chamber president, expressed a mixed reaction.

“We’re pleased that the court prevented Minneapolis from imposing its ordinance on businesses that don’t even have any physical presence in the city,” he said. “At the same time, we’re disappointed that the Court of Appeals allowed the underlying Minneapolis ordinance to stand. We respectfully believe that the court misapplied the law regarding the city’s authority.

MN Supplier Match coming soon; register now

Join the more than 400 companies that are already registered in this growing database. MN Supplier Match is a new Minnesota Chamber Grow Minnesota! initiative seeking to highlight Minnesota’s robust supply chain and increase business-to-business activity in the state.  If you have products and services that can benefit other Minnesota companies, please register your business to be listed in the Minnesota Chamber’s MN Supplier Match database that will be launched later this year.

Leadership Minnesota begins 17th year

Congratulations to these business leaders selected to participate in this year’s Leadership Minnesota class. Participants receive a distinctive look at the state’s changing economy and the issues that will shape its future. This exclusive economic tour of the state kicked off September 14-15 in Mankato. Special thanks to program sponsors Altria, Barr Engineering, Radisson Blu Mall of America, Target, The Saint Paul Hotel, Thomson Reuters, Xcel Energy, Werner Electric Supply and WSB & Associates Inc.

Minnesota on track for Real ID compliance

Minnesota became the last state to comply with the federal Real ID law following significant work by the Minnesota Chamber to support a plan adopted by the 2017 Legislature. The licenses, which require extra security and identity checks, will be necessary to board airplanes and enter federal facilities, effective January 2018.

Minnesota officials are working with a vendor to develop a new card and working on the state’s computer system to make the new card a reality. However, the cards are not slated to be ready until October 2018.

Check out your options for health insurance relief

Minnesota employers with 50 or fewer employees have some new options to consider for health coverage in 2018, thanks to 2017 legislation spearheaded by the Minnesota Chamber. New laws allow small employers to consider “defined contribution” arrangements to support their employees in purchasing their own individual health insurance and make it easier for these small employers to consider self-funding.

Building and Maintaining Workplace Culture

Workplace culture can be quite a daunting task. While some companies can support a position dedicated to culture, many don’t have the size or resources to do so. That doesn’t mean that fostering a healthy culture isn’t possible, we spoke with Brianna Oliverius, Culture Coordinator at Sunrise Banks, to get some tips about company culture.
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