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Customized training for employers

Customized training about workers' compensation can be arranged for groups of at least 20 people by contacting Virginia Prax at or 651-284-5357.

Employer training guide


  • 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

Minnesota Workers' Compensation Seminar

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


  • What to do before an injury occurs

  • How to report injuries

  • What is covered by workers' compensation

  • What employers should -- and should not -- do

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

In-depth discussions

  • Worker status:  Are your "independent contractors" really independent?

  • Employment tax withholding and deposit rules

  • Online reporting

  • Quarterly and annual report filing requirement

  • 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