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MARCH 2018

NHRA WAVEMAKER
 

UPCOMING EVENTS


MARCH MEETING

March 13, 2018

11:15 -1:00  PM

Holiday Inn Downtown Duluth 

MNOSHA - Current News, Preparing for an Audit, and Handling OSHA Complaints

JEFF ISAKSON, MNOSHA


MNOSHA North Supervisor Jeff Isakson will outline MNOSHA updates, guide participants through preparing for an OSHA audit, and advise key stakeholders in handling OSHA complaints

Jeff Isakson joined Minnesota OSHA in November of 2003 as a Supervisor. Prior to Minnesota OSHA, Jeff worked 14 years as a safety professional in the Pulp and Paper industry.


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APRIL MEETING

April 12, 2018

11:15 -1:00  PM

Holiday Inn Downtown Duluth 

Salary Basis Essentials:  The Things You Might Be Doing Wrong!



The Fair Labor Standards Act was enacted 80 years ago, but to this day still poses compliance challenges for employers.  For salaried exempt employees, the challenges include compliance with the intricacies of the “salary basis” test.  How is an exempt employee paid a “salary?”  It’s not as obvious as it may seem.  This presentation will address the intricacies.

Mr. Roby graduated with highest honors from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.  He is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a labor and employment law specialist. He has been named a Super Lawyer every year of the program’s existence.  He practices with the Duluth firm of Johnson, Killen & Seiler.


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2018 MNSHRM 

State Conference

St. Cloud, MN 

October 14-16

 

With Keynote Speakers Sam Richter and Steve Gilliand, as well as 50+ breakout speakers, evening activities and more, you don't want to miss out on MNSHRM18!


Sam Richter  
Sam is an internationally recognized expert on sales intelligence and online reputation management. His award-winning experience includes building innovative programs for start-up companies and some of the world's most famous brands.


Steve Gilliand
A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Your MNSHRM18 Team


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Could your company benefit from a talented STEM intern?

Receive a 50 percent cash match on your intern's wages - up to $2500 through SciTechsperience

SciTechsperience is a free, statewide, state-funded internship program that connects small for-profit Minnesota businesses with talented college STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students.

Participating companies receive a wage reimbursement of 50 percent of the intern's wages up to $2,500.

What's New

• Companies located anywhere in Minnesota with less than 250 employees worldwide may participate

• Graduate students are now eligible for the program

• More than 325 reimbursements are available now on a first-come, first hire basis

Eligible Companies:

• Are for-profit, registered and conducting business in Minnesota

• Have fewer than 250 employees worldwide worldwide

• Offer an internship that offers hands-on STEM industry experience

• Are doing business in one of the following industries:

o Aerospace and Defense

o Agriculture and Food Science

o Biotechnology, Life Sciences and Health IT

o Engineering Services

o Fuels, Energy, Energy Management

o IT/Computer Technology

o Mining, Materials, Manufacturing and Processing

For more information and to apply go to SciTechMN.org.

Want to know more? Check out this short webinar or contact SciTechsperience Program Director Becky Siekmeier, Minnesota High Tech Association at beckys@mhta.org or 952-230-4241.


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MONTHLY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT 

CHAD ROBERG

Assistant Vice President

Hays Companies


Chad Roberg is a Risk and Benefits Consultant with the Hays Companies.  A Duluth native, Roberg is building relationships in Northern MN and WI for Hays, the 2nd largest privately held insurance brokerage in the country.  Chad focuses on both Employee Benefits and Property/Casualty Insurance, including Worker’s Comp.  Prior to Hays, Roberg worked as an Agency Consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN and as an Account Executive for United Healthcare.

Chad graduated from the University of Minnesota’s - Carlson School of Management.  He majored in Finance, Risk Management and General Management and walked-on to the Men’s Hockey team, winning NCAA Championships in 2002 and 2003.  He volunteers as a Community Impact Panelist with the United Way, a Golf Classic Committee Member with the Boys and Girls Club and as a Board Member with the Canal Park Business Association.  Chad lives in Hermantown with his wife, Lindsey, and their two daughters – Piper (4) and Sawyer (1).

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THANK YOU MENTORS


THANKS TO ALL THE MENTORS PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEAR'S PROGRAM.  OUR MENTOR KICK-OFF EVENT WAS TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20th. 

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Workforce Training Resources Event

Attendees will learn how to access state grants to help new or expanding businesses train new workers as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Local employers who have benefited from partnership grants and development of apprenticeship programs will share how the process worked for them and benefited their businesses.  Join us for breakfast and connect with those in our community working with these resources!

Regional Roundtable: Workforce Training Resources

March 28th, 2018 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Retail Center – Duluth:  425 W Superior St #1060, Duluth, MN 55802

Who should attend: Representatives from businesses, industry associations and education who want to make connections between workforce, education and the regional economy.

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For more information or questions contact: Shawn Herhusky, Workforce Strategy Consultant, MN DEED, 218-302-8408 or shawn.herhusky@state.mn.us

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MORE INFORMATION HERE

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MITCHELL HAMLINE School of Law

HUMAN RESOURCES COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE 


Managing compliance and risk in your organization

Over the past decade, businesses and non-profit organizations have faced increasing demands to comply with a myriad of government regulations in a rapidly changing legal landscape. Today, human resources professionals are responsible for the design, administration, and enforcement of many of the policies that address these regulations while ensuring compliance and managing risk for the organization.

 This program offers intensive, practice-based training for human resources professionals and their advisors in identifying and evaluating compliance requirements, while also being able to work with stakeholders to effectively implement compliance programs within their organizations.

Register for program start date March 28.

 https://mitchellhamline.edu/hr-compliance/intro/human-resources-compliance/

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SHRM MEMBERSHIP

Why have a SHRM Membership you ask?

*Thousands of Tools (interview questions, job descriptions, sample policies, HR forms, presentation, express requesrts, Q&As, How-Tos)

*Personalized Content

*US Federal, State & Local Compliance Resources

*Free Webcasts

*As An HR Advisor

*HR Magazine & e-newsletters

*Online Member Community

*Discounts on SHRM Educational Offerings

*Discount on NHRA membership

*Discount on MNSHRM Conference


JOIN NOW

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HR FUNNY BONE 



 

HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY

 NHRA! 


Stay tuned for details

on our 30th

 birthday celebration

in April!

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MEMBERSHIP UPDATES

NEW MEMBERS

Linda Anderson

Pam Baker

Mark Geier

Marisa Hoogenakker

Jessica Nohava

If you have a job status change, please let me know so we can update your information.

If you know of anyone in the HR industry who you think would benefit from this group, please bring them as a guest or refer them to us and we'll reach out to them.

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NHRA WEBSITE

MEMBER ONLY SECTION


When was the last time you used the Member Only Area on the NHRA website?  Find relevant resources here such as local job postings, our member directory and presentation resources

FIND IT HERE

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SHRM HOT 3 NEWS


Can Employers Give a Bad Reference for a Former Employee?


Some states protect employers that act in good faith.

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These Are the Hardest Jobs to Fill Right Now


Demand is outpacing supply for home health aides, software developers, truck drivers

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Justices Appear Split on Mandatory Union Fees



High court heard arguments on whether government employees can be forced to pay unions

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 2018 NHRA BOARD


President:  Theresa Severance, Human Resources Manager, City of Duluth


President- Elect and Director, Governmental and Legislative Affairs: Patricia Stolee, HR Director, North Shore Bank


Secretary: Melissa Williams, HR Director, WLSSD


Treasurer: Justin Terch, HR & Mediation Consultant, Terch & Associates


Director, College Relations:  Tara Swenson, Clinic Manager, St. Luke's 



Director, Membership: Mark Swanson, District Manager, Kelly Services


Director, Workforce DevelopmentBetsy Hill, Workforce Development, City of Duluth


Director, Certification: Judy Aspling, HR Director, Center City Housing Corp and Owner, Curves Superior


Director, NewsletterAmy Haney, HR Administrator, Saturn Systems


At Large: Satrina Nikula, HR Analyst, ALLETE/Minnesota Power


At Large:  Missy Meierhoff, HR Business Partner, Essentia Health


At Large:

  Wanda Grew-Jasken, President, Edge Consulting, LLC

                                                                 


 
 
 
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