Most employers provide the usual paid vacation time, paid sick time and other time off as required by law. However, some employers are trying something new to attract employees, specifically members of the millennial generation (born between 1979 and early 2000’s). Some employers are beginning to offer creative and different benefits. Currently, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

A new year is quickly approaching and so is the implementation of a new law restricting circumstances when Minnesota public and private employers can request information about a job applicant’s arrests and criminal convictions. This is happening across the country in a number of other states and is being called “ban the box,” in reference to

An interesting article appeared in the Sunday Pioneer Press regarding the 24/7 connectivity of the business world, and the problems it creates for employees’ mental health, productivity and turnover. Everyone is reachable everywhere today. It is rare to find someone who doesn’t own a cell phone. Some people even have two, a personal cell phone

This week winter officially arrived in Minnesota with the first substantial snowfall of the season. By the time the snow finished on Wednesday night, the northwest metro received between 6-8 inches, and areas in northern Minnesota over 2 feet. This made for a messy and slow commute to and from work on Wednesday, as well

Today is the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in D.C., and the plane that crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Everyone remembers where they were when they heard the news about the crashes. There is a lesson for businesses from the events on that