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Minnesota Supreme Court Affirms Wage Claim Penalties
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • 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
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • 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
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • 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
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • 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
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • 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


Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Minneapolis Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • September 1 2016

On August 31, 2016, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an order agreeing with the Minneapolis City Attorney that a ballot initiative could not be


Massachusetts Limits An Employer From Asking Applicants About Salary History
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • August 29 2016

An applicant’s wage history is often a factor employers consider in making hiring decisions. In fact, it is not uncommon for an employment application


Do Employees Need to Have Final Hiring and Firing Authority to Qualify for the FLSA’s Executive Exemption?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • August 22 2016

Not necessarily - a recent decision from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals illustrates that employees may qualify for the executive exemption under


How To Take Credit For Bonuses and Commissions Under the DOL’s New Salary Basis Rules
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

The Department of Labor’s new salary basis rules, which are set to go into effect in December of 2016, permit employers to use bonuses, incentives


Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Reinstates NFL’s Punishment of Adrian Peterson
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • August 8 2016

The NFL’s 2014 punishment of Adrian Peterson has been a rollercoaster ride. After a district court vacated the punishment, the Eighth Circuit Court