Minnesota Extends Work-From Home Guidance for Collectors

Following in step with the extensions of its governor's peacetime emergency declaration, Minnesota's Commerce Department has yet again extended its allowance for debt collectors to work from home without branch licensing for the home locations. This is the second extension of the work-from-home guidance, which was originally issued on March 13 and extended for the first time on April 24. 

Like the initial guidance and first extension, the most recent extension—issued on Friday, May 15—reiterates the four criteria required in order to receive the benefit of the Department's decision to take no action against agencies who temporarily allow their collectors to work from home. The criteria are:

The notice states:

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