Employment News

Jan 03, 2014

Minnesota Bans Criminal History “Checkbox” on Employment Applications

Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is dedicated to protecting the rights of workers and consumers throughout Minnesota. If you have suffered hiring discrimination, we want to hear from you.

Employment News

Nov 25, 2013

NLRB Legal Action Against Walmart

Nationwide, employee supporters, unions and activists are fighting to stop Walmart from violating labor laws through intimidation, threats, and abuse. The NLRB’s actions should encourage more employees to speak out to improve pay and working conditions.

Employment News

Nov 15, 2013

Wage Theft Threatens Low-Income Workers

Wage and hour laws are necessary to ensure that workers are being fairly compensated and that employers are held accountable. A recent study has revealed that many employers are flouting minimum wage laws and failing to pay overtime, costing low-wage workers a significant portion of their paychecks.

Employment News

Nov 06, 2013

Recent Efforts to Raise Minimum Wage

In Minnesota and nationwide, low-income families struggle to make ends meet. More than 15 million workers earn the national minimum wage. If employed full-time, these employees are making only $15,080 a year, a number below the national poverty line for a family of two. Some cities and states have recently bolstered their efforts to raise minimum wage laws to meet today’s economic demands. Advocates for minimum wage hikes argue that real wages (adjusted for inflation) have consistently dropped and that the income divide is only widening.

Employment News

Oct 11, 2013

Labor Department Extends ERISA Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Our employment law and civil rights attorneys are dedicated to protecting the interests of Minnesota same-sex couples and their families.

Employment News

Oct 01, 2013

Privacy Litigation Trending in Minnesota

Whether you are concerned about the future of your privacy or you believe you have suffered a privacy violation, knowing the law and your rights can help protect your personal information and data. Privacy laws may impact your rights concerning private phone conversations, your Internet usage, healthcare, information about your children, consumer data, as well as your credit history.

Employment News

Sep 17, 2013

Unlawful Deductions Applies to Tips, Minnesota Supreme Court Rules

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of restaurant workers, finding that employers cannot force employees to use their tips to pay for restaurant shortages, walkouts or unsigned credit card receipts.

Employment News

Sep 09, 2013

Drug and Alcohol Testing: Expanding Employee Rights Under DATWA

Has your employer requested that you take a drug test? Were you subjected to a test without warning? Were you discharged because of a positive test result? Do you feel you were unlawfully fired because of a drug or alcohol problem?