GLCCA Welcomes New President Michael Klutho

GLCCA Welcomes New President Michael Klutho What started in 2018 with oversight of the GLCCA financials has turned into manning the helm of the organization for attorney Michael Klutho, the newly sworn-in association President. While his day job has him managing consumer law claims for the Minneapolis-based law firm, Bassford Remele, his new role as…

Minnesota Halts Consumer Garnishments Until Further Notice

Minnesota Halts Consumer Garnishments Until Further Notice On Monday, May 4, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued executive order 20-50, which suspends garnishment on CARES Act payments and similar government COVID-19 financial assistance. “Beginning immediately, the provisions in Minnesota Statutes 2019, Chapters 571, which permit service of a garnishment summons on a consumer debtor or…

Minnesota Agencies Can Begin Reopening for Business If Appropriate Safety Protocols Are Implemented

Minnesota Agencies Can Begin Reopening for Business If Appropriate Safety Protocols Are Implemented On Friday, April 24, 2020, Minnesota Governor Walz issued Emergency Order 20-40, which begins the process of getting Minnesota workers safely back to work. Included in the list of businesses that can reopen are “office-based businesses”. Such businesses are described as businesses…

Wisconsin Issues Safer-At-Home Order Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Wisconsin Issues Safer-At-Home Order Amid COVID-19 Crisis Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has issued a safer-at-home order for Wisconsin residents effective March 24, 2020 to April 24, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. What does a safer-at-home order mean for collection agencies? Based on the information provided in the official order, located here https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2020/03/24/file_attachments/1409408/Health%20Order%20%2312%20Safer%20At%20Home.pdf, GLCCA…

What Does Illinois Stay-At-Home Order Mean for Collection Agencies?

What Does Illinois Stay-At-Home Order Mean for Collection Agencies? On Friday, March 20, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker issued a stay-at-home order for the state of Illinois effective March 21, 2020 through April 6, 2020. The text of the official order can be found here: https://www2.illinois.gov/Documents/ExecOrders/2020/ExecutiveOrder-2020-10.pdf. GLCCA is interpreting the order as follows: Collection agencies could…

Collecting Debts in Minnesota and Working from Home Due to COVID-19? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Collecting Debts in Minnesota and Working from Home Due to COVID-19?  Here’s What You Need to Know. Minnesota recently authorized consumer debt collection from home: http://mn.gov/commerce-stat/pdfs/covid-letter-to-collection-agencies.pdf. Minnesota has also asked us to help gather data on this “collect from home” program to determine if this program might be implemented on a permanent basis.  Please help by…