The U.S. Department of Labor has issued its long-awaited final rule increasing the salary basis requirements for exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The final rule is available here and a fact sheet emphasizing its key points is available here.
Here are the primary points that employers need to know

The Minneapolis City Council will soon vote on whether to adopt a draft ordinance that will require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, beginning in July of 2017.  Here’s what employers need to know about the proposed ordinance and the upcoming vote:
When will the paid sick leave ordinance take effect?  If passed,

The Minneapolis Workplace Partnership has scheduled six upcoming “listening sessions” in January of 2016 regarding the Minneapolis City Council’s proposed paid sick leave ordinance.
The Workplace Partnership is a group of 19 individuals selected to represent four constituencies:  (i) employees, especially low-wage earners; (ii) organized labor associations; (iii) employers, including large and small businesses

The University of Minnesota recently published a study reporting that only 40% of working mothers were provided with adequate break time and a clean, private space for expressing milk upon their return to work from parenting leave. To help employers avoid liability for failing to comply with applicable legal requirements relating to nursing mothers, here