Resources

Local Government Pay Equity Act

Information Memo

Learn about Minnesota law requirements to analyze city employee pay structure for evidence of gender inequity.

Published Apr 8, 2024.

Fair Labor Standards Act for Police and Fire Employees

Information Memo

Learn about special issues in applying the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to police and fire employees.

Published Apr 8, 2024.

Employment-Related Important Dates and Reminders

Information Memo

A calendar of important dates related to compensation, benefits and other Human Resources areas for city employees.

Published Jan 29, 2024.

Fair Labor Standards Act: Compensation for Lectures, Meetings and Training Programs

Information Memo

Determine when compensation must be paid for non-exempt employees who attend lectures, meetings, and training programs.

Published Oct 30, 2023.

Earned Sick and Safe Time Law: What Cities Need to Know

Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on what cities need to know regarding Minnesota's earned sick and safe time…

Published Oct 16, 2023.

HR Reference Manual Chapter 4: Compensation

HR Reference Manual

Learn effective and legal compensation practices and policies such as minimum wage and overtime laws, pay increases and payroll issues.

Published Sep 14, 2023.

Fair Labor Standards Act: An Overview

Information Memo

Describes the most common employee protections under this federal law requiring a minimum wage and overtime compensation.

Published Aug 24, 2023.

Paychecks

Information Memo

Understand state law requirements for payment of wages.

Published Jun 21, 2023.

IRS Audits of City Payroll

Information Memo

Prepare for a potential IRS audit or compliance check by learning about common problematic issues for cities.

Published May 15, 2023.

Fair Labor Standards Act: Determining Exempt versus Non-Exempt Status

Information Memo

Determine which employees are covered (non-exempt) and which employees are not (exempt) under this federal law.

Published Mar 15, 2023.