In the past, MNRSA's public policy efforts were focused on state legislation and regulations. Today, a considerable amount of our efforts at MNRSA are dedicated to advocacy work at city hall, in the courts, as well as at the legislature and regulators. We continuously scan the landscape and defend the staffing industry from ordinances, regulations and laws at all levels that create barriers to our members’ business.
Membership dues alone do not cover the costs associated with these efforts. Contributions from members and sponsors to the public policy fund are required to support the work that is required.
This year's annual fundraising event is in a casual setting to encourage interaction and facilitate frank conversations. Our guests includes:
- Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and MNRSA lobbyist Todd Hill, giving a candid, behind-the-scenes view of the past legislative sessions' challenges. Remember preemption that the legislature passed and Governor Dayton vetoed in 2017? Is that "dead"? And what will the impact of lowering the sexual harassment standard have on employers of a contingent workforce?
- GovernorTim Pawlenty will be there with his view on Minnesota’s climate for employers. Should he be elected in November, how will things change in Saint Paul? (Note: MNRSA does not endorse or fund candidates for public office.)
Although, all MNRSA members are invited to attend, this event is a "must attend" for business owners, senior managers, and C-Suite executives who know first-hand the impact that elected officials have on the industry and their business.
- George Ashenmacher and Katherine Barrett Wiik, the attorneys representing MNRSA, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and other co-plaintiffs, have spent the last two years in a lawsuit with the City of Minneapolis over the City's Safe and Sick Ordinance. Although successfully defeating the City's attempt to enforce the ordinance on employers outside their physical jurisdiction, there are other factors that may impact your business and your employees. Saint Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Bloomington and other Cities are deep into establishing their own safe and sick ordinances.