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Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Workers' compensation -- Training for employers

Customized training for employers

Customized training about workers' compensation can be arranged for groups of at least 20 people by contacting Melissa Parish at dli.wctraining@state.mn.us or (651) 284-5431.

Employer training materials

The following training materials have been developed by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for use in its employer training classes.


  • Workers' compensation basics

  • What to do before an injury occurs

  • What to do when an injury occurs or is reported

  • Benefits provided

  • What is/is not covered by workers' compensation

  • Employer do's and don'ts

Bullet-point graphic The materials are provided as a PDF file for viewing or printing.

Minnesota workers' compensation seminar

These seminars are offered by St. Paul College, Customized Training and Consulting. For information or to register for a session, visit the St. Paul College website or call (651) 846-1800.

Seminar dates and time, topics, location

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Dates, complete information, registration

Participants will learn valuable information related to what to do before an injury occurs, how to report injuries, what is covered by workers' compensation and what employers should -- and should not -- do.


  • St. Paul College
    Customized Training and Consulting
    235 Marshall Ave.
    St. Paul, MN  55102
    Phone:  (651) 846-1800


Employment taxes and employer responsibilities workshops -- free

These workshops, offered by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), are free, but pre-registration is required via the DEED website at

For more information, contact the DEED workshop coordinator at (651) 215-1203 or deed.tax@state.mn.us.

2017 dates, locations, times, topics

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Dates, locations, times

  • Aug. 16 -- Brookdale Library, Brooklyn Center, MInnesota
  • Aug. 24 -- Cambridge-Isanti High School, Cambridge, Minnesota
  • Oct. 23 -- Sauk Rapids Government Center, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
  • Nov. 16 -- Washington County Government Center, Stillwater, Minnesota
  • Dec. 14 -- Twin Cities metropolitan area, location to be determined

All classes are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except in Cambridge, where the times are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


In-depth discussions:

  • Worker status:  Are your 'independent contractors' really independent?
  • Employment tax withholding and deposit rules
  • Online reporting
  • Quarterly and annual report filling requirements
  • Unemployment insurance:  tax rate assignment; wage reporting; benefit account issues; online system overview
  • Workers' compensation insurance requirements


  • Labor standards (wage and hour):  state and federal laws
  • The new-hire reporting rules
  • Department of Homeland Security requirements:  employee verification requirements


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