Carl Pressman

Carl Pressman

Minnesota Governor’s Stay at Home Order

Press Gold Group will be fully operational throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and Minnesota Governor’s Stay at Home order.   Under the Department of Homeland Security mandate, Press Gold Group is an Essential Critical Infrastructure provider. We are...

COVID-19 MN Update (Mpls & Duluth)

Minneapolis, Minnesota, Provides Guidance on Paid Sick Leave and COVID-19 The City of Minneapolis issued a frequently asked questions guide (FAQs) regarding the application of Minneapolis’ Sick and Safe Time Ordinance to absences related to COVID-19....

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Note:  These provisions may still be impacted based on state law and employers should watch for updates from the Department of Labor. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020, and generally requires employers...

Job-Protected Leave Under the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA)

This law temporarily expands the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) to eligible employees for “a qualifying need related to a public health emergency.”  This temporary expansion of FMLA is effective April 2, 2020, and expires December...

Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership – Seminars in April

Do you want to learn more about state and federal employment taxes and other employer responsibilities? The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding seminars for employers and their representatives with experts from the following agencies:...

Minnesota Wage and Hour Record-keeping Requirements

Minnesota employers are required to keep certain records about each employee. The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) can demand and inspect these documents at any time to ensure compliance with Minnesota law. Information employers must record and...

IRS Update: Tax Withholding Estimator, Lock-In Letters & 2020 W4

IRS Offers Guidance on Lock-In Letters The IRS updated its Withholding Compliance Questions & Answers page to offer guidance on how to handle lock-in letters with the new Form W-4. Understanding the 2020 Form W – 4 and How to Use it to Calculate...

USCIS Releases New Form I-9 & Instructions

USCIS released a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on January 31, 2020. Employers should begin using the new version of Form I-9 at this time. Use of the new Form I-9 becomes mandatory starting May 1, 2020. ******** Need to...

USDOL issues final rule on FLSA Regular Rate of Pay

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and long-standing regulations, the regular rate of pay that is used in computing overtime pay includes more than just the employee’s base pay—it can include cash and non-cash bonuses and perks. Determining...

Duluth, Minnesota enacts paid sick leave ordinance effective January 2020

On January 1st, 2020 all employers with five or more employees must provide Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) to their employees working in Duluth. ESST is a law in Duluth that allows for employees to have access to paid time off work. ESST can be used...