Employment News

Jan 24, 2020

Overtime and Wage Law Changes Effective January 2020

January 24, 2020 – Minnesota employees and employers should be aware of new changes to federal overtime and state wage laws that went into effect this month. While employers want to remain in compliance, employees should be aware of their rights and be prepared to assert their rights in the event that they are being underpaid.

Employment News

Dec 10, 2019

Sexual Harassment Claims in the #MeToo Era

December 10, 2019 – The #MeToo movement has certainly shed light on the extent of sexual harassment in the lives of women in the workplace—putting an end to abuse and holding aggressors and employers accountable raises another set of issues. What rights do women have in the face of powerful institutions and public personalities? What is a proper remedy in the case of sexual harassment? Can women ever be free from the threat of retaliation?

Employment News

Oct 31, 2019

Does a Whistleblower Have Protections Against Retaliation?

October 31, 2019 – In recent developments regarding the whistleblower complaint by an anonymous CIA officer against actions by President Donald Trump, a common concern has arisen around whistleblower protections. Is the whistleblower in this case in danger of retaliation? What protections does the whistleblower have related to privacy and anonymity? How does this case compare to protections for whistleblowers under Minnesota law?

Employment News

Sep 19, 2019

Massie Presents on Marijuana in the Workplace to MSBA

September 19, 2019 – Firm attorney Dustin Massie will present to members of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section on September 25, 2019.

Employment News

Aug 27, 2019

Wage Theft: How Are You Protected?

August 27, 2019 – Each year, nearly 40,000 Minnesotans lose about $12 million in unpaid wages. Oftentimes, this wage theft occurs in the form of unpaid overtime, withholding paychecks and misclassifying workers as independent contractors. With newly enacted and strengthened laws in place, more employers will be held accountable.

Employment News

Jun 13, 2019

Paid Sick Leave in Minnesota: Are You Covered?

June 13, 2019 - While paid sick leave is not a federal requirement, many U.S. states and cities have begun enacting laws requiring employers to provide paid sick and safe leave. Three of Minnesota's largest cities - Minneapolis, St. Paul, and, soon, Duluth - have begun implementing new ordinances requiring covered employers to offer either paid or unpaid sick leave to eligible employees.

Employment News

Mar 20, 2019

Medical Cannabis in the Workplace: Massie Article Explores the State of the Law

March 20, 2019 – In the January/February 2019 issue of The Federal Lawyer magazine, firm attorney Dustin Massie explored the state of the law concerning medical cannabis and workplace rights.

Employment News

Jan 10, 2019

Qui Tam Whistleblower: Is your employer defrauding the government?

January 10, 2019 – Each year, the United States recovers billions of dollars lost to fraud and false claims made against the federal government. These recoveries are made possible in large part because of qui tam whistleblowers—employees and private citizens who make the report and expose the fraud.