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The Minnesota Small Business Development Center, housed in the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation, will offer a course on unemployment insurance from 1-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at Paul Bunyan Telephone Cooperative, 1831 Anne St. N.W.


The cost is $15.

"What Every Minnesota Employer Should Know" is designed to offer quick, clear answers to employers' toughest questions about unemployment insurance, quickly and clearly. The seminar will include methods to manage unemployment issues in the workplace and information on dealing with unemployment issues quickly and decisively. Presenters will explain how unemployment tax rates are determined, what benefits are available, the eligibility requirements for accessing those benefits and more.

The presentation will also cover new unemployment legislation, tips for avoiding common mistakes made in quarterly wage detail reports, instructions for using the Employer Online Self-Service System, common mistakes made by managers when they file an unemployment appeal, and more.

Presenters for the course are Gary Johnson and Wayne Johnson. Gary Johnson has more than two decades of experience working with unemployment insurance issues, including seven years as a tax auditor and more than a decade as project coordinator and employer/agent liaison with the Unemployment Insurance Division of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Wayne Johnson has spent more than 30 years adjudicating unemployment insurance benefit decisions and develops and edits resource and training material for other adjudicators. He also works in the Unemployment Insurance Division of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

The course is presented by the Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce.

For details or to pre-register, contact Lauralee Tupa, Small Business Development Center program coordinator, at or call 755-4255.

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