During the first meeting with participants, job counselors must ensure that an overview of employment and training services is provided that:
(1) stresses the necessity and opportunity of immediate employment;
(2) outlines the job search resources offered;
(3) outlines education or training opportunities available;
(4) describes the range of work activities, including activities under section 256J.49, subdivision 13, paragraph (a), that are allowable under MFIP to meet the individual needs of participants;
(5) explains the requirements to comply with an employment plan;
(6) explains the consequences for failing to comply;
(7) explains the services that are available to support job search and work and education;
(8) provides referral information about shelters and programs for victims of family violence and the time limit exemption for family violence victims; and
(9) explains the probationary employment periods new employees may serve after being hired and any assistance with job retention services that may be available.
Failure to attend the overview of employment and training services without good cause results in the imposition of a sanction under section 256J.46.
An applicant who requests and qualifies for a family violence waiver is exempt from attending a group overview. Information usually presented in an overview must be covered during the development of an employment plan under section 256J.521, subdivision 3.