Since 1952, the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) has been helping licensed beverage retailers in the state of Minnesota with information resources, educational programs and government affairs services designed to promote and protect their business. All our member retailers understand that “with MLBA you’re not alone.”

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New Labor Laws Poster for MLBA Members Only!

MLBA members only should have received in December, a brand new all-in-one labor law poster for 2024. New on this years poster will be a new Minnesota minimum wage as of January 1st. The new minimum wage posting and new Earned Sick and Safe Leave posting are the two changes from last year’s All-in-one Poster.

If you haven’t receive a poster, make sure your MLBA membership dues are paid up. Give us a call or email at 651-772-0910 or [email protected].

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ESST Law Starts January 1, 2024

The MN Department of Labor and Industry has put out a fact sheet on the new ESST law. Topics on the fact sheet linked here include:

  • Fast facts
  • Basic information
  • Coverage
  • Earning hours:  Accrual, carryover and front loading
  • Payout or transfer of ESST hours
  • Using ESST hours
  • Rates of pay
  • Record keeping and notice to employees
  • Other employer obligations
  • Complaints

A workplace poster on ESST has been included on your 2024 All-in-one Labor Laws Poster from MLBA.

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MLBA Hall of Fame Member Passes

Darrell Ansel, age 86 of Minnetonka passed away with family by his side on Saturday 12/2/23.

Darrell Ansel for more than 50 years had been a leader for retailers at all levels of government, local, state and national. As a long time Board member of the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association in the 80’s thru 2000 and the National Association of Beverage Retailers (NABR), Darrell spent many hours walking the corridors of his local city hall, Minnesota’s State Capitol, and the Nation’s Capitol in Washington D.C.

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Q4-2024 Issue of PROOF is Online!

The Q4 (Oct-Dec) 2023 issue of PROOF is Online:

In this issue:

  • Build Your Business Legacy
  • Paid Family & Medical Leave Law
  • An Open Letter to Non-Member Off-Sales
  • MN Income Tax Update
  • MLBA Members can Save on Music Licensing
  • MLBA Golf Outing Pictures & Sponsors
  • And much more!

Click here to see the issue.