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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

The four ways to end a lawsuit

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

Reminder: New I-9 Form Beginning January 22, 2017

USA - January 11 2017 Happy New Year! As a reminder of a previous post, employers must use the new I-9 form beginning January 22, 2017. A copy of the original post is

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

What is respondeat superior liability?

USA - July 2 2012 Respondeat superior is a legal doctrine under which an employer may be held vicariously liable for the torts of an employee that are committed within the course and scope of employment

Reminder: New I-9 Form Beginning January 22, 2017

USA - January 11 2017 Happy New Year! As a reminder of a previous post, employers must use the new I-9 form beginning January 22, 2017. A copy of the original post is

Taking on Structural Barriers to Hiring

USA - December 19 2016 The St. Paul Chamber of Commerce is seeking to find a study on structural barriers to hiring. The focus is in job requirements that may not be

New Form I-9 Released

USA - December 12 2016 On November 14, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new Form I-9. The following are key changes in the revised

Department of Labor Appeals Overtime Injunction

USA - December 5 2016 The new Department of Labor (DOL) overtime regulations increasing the minimum salary threshold for white collar exemptions to an annualized $47,476

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