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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

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 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

When is an Employer a “Successor Employer” or a “Perfectly Clear Successor Employer”?

USA - July 25 2016 When an employer purchases another company or facility with a workforce covered by a collective bargaining agreement, it should pay careful attention

Beware the danger of firing an employee for an allegedly false workers compensation claim

USA - October 1 2013 Many employers have filed a workers compensation claim on behalf of an employee, but nonetheless doubted whether the employee was actually injured or

Look Out St. Paul Employers: Here Comes the ESST!

USA - January 31 2017 Minnesota Employers operating in the East Metro need to be aware of the impending deadlines in the St. Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

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