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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
311 Articles found
September 2021 | Article | Uploaded in:
Before MCIT members respond to request for help with state or federal declared disasters, it is important for them to understand how coverage applies to their role in relief activities. This article provides an analysis of property, liability (a.k.a. casualty) and workers’ compensation coverage provided by MCIT.
September 2021 | Article | Uploaded in:
Misclassification of independent contractors is not only a tax issue; it also comes into play in several other areas of the law, such as the Workers’ Compensation Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Minnesota Payment of Wages Act, etc. Therefore, unintended liabilities and penalties may result from misclassification of a worker as an independent contractor when he or she should be classified as an employee.
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Over the years, members have expressed concerns about foster care insurance requirements for providers. In the past it was difficult, if not impossible, to find foster care insurance for providers that met the tort cap requirements that MCIT typically recommends. The Minnesota Department of Human Services purchases a foster care insurance policy for each licensed foster care provider in the state. The article discusses this coverage.
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The Law Enforcement Training Injury Prevention Program is a five-step plan to help reduce injuries to law enforcement staff from training activities. The program is designed to work in tandem with the training instructor to increase safety without compromising training effectiveness.
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Securing private data is a significant responsibility for local governments. Maintaining data security in the face of real threats, such as hackers, activists and employee errors, is a challenge that everyone in the organization must work to overcome. "Essentials of Data Security for Public Entities" should be used to stimulate conversations among your organization’s leadership and provide them with strategies to help your organization secure private data, whether it is electronic or paper in format.
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Remote work brings a unique set of challenges in managing employees that may affect employee focus, productivity and creativity. Employees who work remotely may develop a feeling of isolation while those who remain on site may see themselves as being treated disparately. Public entities can take advantage of well-developed best practices to make the situation successful for both management and employees, as well as reduce the risk of having to deal with an employment claim in the future.
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No matter how long someone has been a supervisor, an employee or staff may be facing circumstances that leave the supervisor at a loss for what to say or do. The employee assistance program provides consultation for supervisor concerns anytime over the phone at no cost. From big incidents, such as layoffs or death, to small issues, such as chronic bad breath, when a supervisor struggles to find het best words or strategies to address the circumstance, he or she can reach out to the EAP for confidential assistance.
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Unique to setting the cost of workers' compensation coverage is the employer’s experience modification factor, or mod factor. The mod factor takes into consideration the amount of payroll in each of the member’s class codes and the member’s claims experience. The higher the mod factor, the more a member pays for workers’ compensation coverage.
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MCIT provides coverage for the authorized activities of law enforcement personnel when faced with situations where they must act in their official capacity as law enforcement officers. Whether coverage applies when officers are working another job outside of their full-time jobs ( “moonlighting”) depends on the activities that created the basis for the claim.