Business briefs for May 27

Employer seminar set for June 4 at SMSU

An employer seminar, “FMLA and More. An Employment Law Update” will be offered on June 4in Marshall at Southwest Minnesota State University, with ITV sites in Granite Falls, Redwood Falls, Worthington and Pipestone. A second presentation will be offered in Willmar on June 5.

Pamela Harris, an attorney with Martin & Squires, P.A., will present updated information on the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); who is covered what employers must do and how FMLA, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Workers’ Compensation (WC) may all overlap. She will provide unemployment law updates on topics such as Ban the Box, Women’s Economic Security Act and changes to the regulations that govern affirmative action plans for veterans and individuals with disabilities. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions as well.

The Marshall seminar is scheduled from noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at SMSU, with ITV sessions at four of Minnesota West Community and Technical College campuses. The June 5 presentation is in Willmar at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Email connie.lindsay@state.mn.us or call 507-537-6236 for seminar flyer and registration information. There is a small fee to attend. Lunch will be provided, and attendees will receive 3.5 continuing education unit/hours. Registration deadline is Friday.

This seminar is designed for human resource professionals, business owners, managers, supervisors and others who need to keep up on employment law issues.

The seminar is sponsored by: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)-Business Services, Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Southwest Human Resource Association and SW MN Small Business Development Center.