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A WARN Act refresher for potential mass layoffs in North Dakota

  • Briggs and Morgan
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  • USA
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  • January 27 2015

Due to the steep decline in the price of oil, there are predictions that mass layoffs may soon come to the areas of North Dakota that recently

Supreme Court modifies appeals in patent litigation

  • Briggs and Morgan
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2015

In a major decision affecting patent litigation, the United States Supreme Court has modified the longstanding standard of review applicable to

New Minnesota expungement law protects employers

  • Briggs and Morgan
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2015

An amendment to Minnesota's laws concerning the expungement of criminal records is designed to help protect employers from claims based on the

White House announces paid leave initiative

  • Briggs and Morgan
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2015

One of the proposals that President Barack Obama will discuss at the upcoming State of the Union address is the White House's new initiative to

Does the FLSA require employees to be paid for a meal break if they have to monitor a radio while eating?

  • Briggs and Morgan
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2015

No a recent decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the argument that monitoring a radio during a meal break was compensable work

Can employers monitor employee emails?

  • Briggs and Morgan
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2015

Yes - employers generally can monitor employee emails sent using an employer-provided account, but it's best for employers to take certain steps to

Does a single nipple squeeze constitute sexual harassment?

  • Briggs and Morgan
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2015

No - the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a supervisor's single squeeze of an employee's nipple was not actionable as sexual

NLRB issues 13 complaints against McDonald’s as a “putative joint employer” with its franchisees

  • Briggs and Morgan
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  • USA
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  • January 6 2015

In December of 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of General Counsel moved forward with its efforts to hold McDonald's USA, LLC

Minnesota Court of Appeals triples the statute of limitations for whistleblower claims

  • Briggs and Morgan
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 19 2014

The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently reversed a longstanding precedent and held that claims under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act, Minn. Stat

NLRB holds that employees have a presumptive right to use employer-provided email for union organizing

  • Briggs and Morgan
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2014

Reversing a previous 2007 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently held that employees have a presumptive right to use