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Minnesota Legislature Passes Work-From-Home Bill


On May 19, 2022, ACA International, Inc. reported that permanent remote work options for debt collectors are close to taking effect in Minnesota after the state’s House of Representatives passed SF 2922 on a near unanimous vote Tuesday and the Senate accepted the amended version on Wednesday.

  • “This will ensure that collection agency staff will continue to have the flexibility afforded them through the current work-from-home statute,” said Michael Klutho, a shareholder at Bassford Remele and past president of the Great Lakes Credit and Collection Association, who has been part of advocacy efforts on the bill.
  • “Both votes in the Senate were unanimous. The vote in the House was nearly unanimous as well,” Klutho said. “Given the overwhelming bipartisan votes in both chambers, it is anticipated that Governor Tim Walz will soon sign the permanent work from home bill into law.”
  • The Senate is expected to act on the bill this week and send it to the governor for signature.

For additional information on this topic, please contact Michael Klutho.

Michael Klutho has more than 30 years of experience defending clients and helping them prevent consumer law, professional liability, and products liability disputes. He represents creditors, financial institutions, collection agencies, attorneys, hospitals, and other businesses facing state and federal consumer-protection statutory lawsuits, defending thousands of consumer-related lawsuits during the course of his career. He also defends clients against claims brought by governmental regulators overseeing entities involved in the credit and collection industry. Michael serves on the Board of Directors for ACA International, Inc. and is a past President of the Great Lakes Credit and Collection Association.

Bassford Remele proudly serves as local and national counsel for many major corporations and Fortune 500 Companies and is a go-to litigation firm representing local, national, and international clients in state and federal courts across the region.

Bassford Remele | May 20, 2022