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  • What diversity, inclusion, belonging and societal impact has meant at Baker Tilly

    Jan 8, 2024
    Recently, Whitney Harvey, Senior Director of Workforce Diversity and Inclusion of the Minnesota Chamber Foundation sat down with Shane Lloyd, Chief Diversity Officer for Baker Tilly to discuss the ways the firm has matured their efforts to sustain their DEI efforts and further embed them into the business model​​​. The article marks the latest in a series that highlights the incredible Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work that Minnesota Chamber members do each and every day.
  • Waste Wise success story: Giant Voices

    Dec 29, 2023
    As a member of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Allina Health’s Environmental Sustainability Manager, Suzanne Hansen and Energy Smart have teamed up as part of their Green Teams initiative. The first step - get the portfolio of facilities benchmarked to evaluate priority buildings and complete energy consultations. In 2022, Energy Smart completed ten consultations with Allina Health. Often, these facilities manage a tight ship when it comes to operations and maintenance and have already captured the low-hanging fruit of energy efficiency projects. Energy Smart adds value as an extension of the Allina Health team by identifying projects for which rebates were not applied.
  • Industry report: Medical devices are saving lives and Minnesota’s economy 

    Dec 15, 2023
    Minnesota’s economy is made up of a diverse set of industries. Understanding trends across industry sectors can better illuminate underlying strengths and challenges in the economy. This report looks beneath the aggregate data to see how Minnesota’s various industry sectors are performing and tracks progress in the development of key sectors of its economy.
  • 2023 session outcomes: Earned sick and safe time

    Dec 15, 2023
    Employers are also mandated to provide one hour of fully paid sick time for every 30 hours worked, up to 48 hours a year with a carry over up to 80 hours, including temporary and part-time employees. Employees must be paid at the same rate they would earn if they were working. Employees may take this time off to care for a broad-based definition of “family members.” The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) oversees compliance and penalties and can be used in tandem - “stacked” - with Paid Family Medical Leave. This will take effect January 1, 2024.

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