Event Details


Understanding & Implementing Minnesota's New Legislation: ESST, WESA, & PFML

Thursday, December 21, 10:00 AM - Thursday, December 21, 2023, 11:30 AM
Thursday, December 21, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: FREE for MCN members / $25 for nonmembers

The pace of this year’s legislative session in Minnesota was lightning quick and there are many legislative changes about to take effect that will have an impact on the nonprofit workforce. Join experts from Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development and the state's Department of Labor and Industry for a 90-minute introduction to three areas of significant change: Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST), Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA), and Paid Family and Medical Leave (PMFL). The goal of this training is to build the base knowledge of the key implementers of these changes within nonprofit employers – the people who hold human resource and governance roles. An emphasis will be placed on the employer’s duty to inform their employees about the new laws while providing them with tools to do so. 

What to expect:

  • A welcome from MCN Public Policy Director Marie Ellis and opening remarks from DEED Deputy Commissioner Evan Rowe
  • Legislation overview
  • Q & A

Learning objectives:

  • Build awareness of Minnesota’s new laws
  • Set a foundation for nonprofit employers to move toward integration and implementation of new laws
  • Create a space for nonprofit workforce to engage directly with DLI and DEED


Event Details

This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.

This session will be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants after the live event.

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Speaker Information

Greg NorfleetGreg Norfleet is the Director of Minnesota's Paid Family and Medical Leave program housed within the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Evan RoweEvan Rowe is the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's Deputy Commissioner, Workforce Services and Operations.

Dave SkovholtDave Skovholt is the Educational Interventions Coordinator in the Labor Standards Unit of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), where he has worked since 2018.  Dave’s outreach is focused on Minnesota’s Labor Standards laws, including those that cover wage theft prevention, child labor, pregnant and new parent employees and other workplace requirements. He travels throughout the state, meeting with business groups and community organization.

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