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What is “just cause” termination?

USA - November 6 2013 There are a lot of loose terms in the world of employment law. Terms such as "at-will", "contract", "progressive discipline" and other common terms

Minnesota Supreme Court Affirms Wage Claim Penalties

USA - November 28 2016 Employees who believe they have been improperly denied payment of wages or commissions owed when separated from employment may make a claim against

What constitutes an undue hardship under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

USA - December 19 2012 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) generally requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship

The four ways to end a lawsuit

USA - December 5 2011 Litigation can be costly, time-consuming, and stressful

The Faragher-Ellerth affirmative defense

USA - January 3 2012 The Faragher Ellerth affirmative defense is a valuable tool that can help employers avoid liability for alleged unlawful harassment

Minnesota Supreme Court Affirms Wage Claim Penalties

USA - November 28 2016 Employees who believe they have been improperly denied payment of wages or commissions owed when separated from employment may make a claim against

ALERT: Proposed Tax Regulations on Valuing of Family Businesses Face Swirl of Uncertainty

USA - November 18 2016 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently proposed new regulations that would, if enacted in their present form, limit or possibly eliminate

ALERT: 2017 Cost-of-Living Adjustments

USA - November 1 2016 The following are some of the 2013-2017 inflation-adjusted amounts that affect certain employee benefit plan benefits 2013 2014 2015 2016

No Employee Defections on the Day of Elections

USA - October 27 2016 All Minnesota Employers are statutorily obligated to provide employees, “the right to be absent from work for the time necessary to appear at the

Lawsuits and Congress Attempt to Stop New DOL Overtime Rules

USA - October 4 2016 In May 2016, the federal Department of Labor issued its final rules amending the overtime regulations applicable to white collar exemptions. In