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Significant Reductions in the Minnesota Department of Human Rights Backlog in 2015
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • February 10 2016

While once saddled with a significant backload of cases, in 2015 the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) continued its pattern of increased


Franchise, Antitrust, Distribution and Dealer Newsletter
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • February 10 2016

In August 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued the controversial decision in the Browning-Ferris matter. The decision dramatically


How To Avoid Workers Compensation Retaliation Claims
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

Retaliation claims have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, reasonably causing employers to think twice before taking an adverse employment


Minnesota Supreme Court Affirms Six-Year Statute of Limitations For Certain Whistleblower Claims
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • January 25 2016

On January 20, 2016, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a decision holding that a six-year statute of limitations applies to whistleblower claims


Can An Employee’s Bizarre Behavior Support A Determination That He Poses A “Direct Threat” Under the ADA?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • January 20 2016

Yes - the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a police department made an objectively reasonable decision that an officer posed a


ALERT: The New Minnesota Trust Code
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • January 15 2016

The new Minnesota Trust Code is effective January 1, 2016 and applies to all trusts administrated under Minnesota law, including existing trusts


Can Sexually Explicit Text Messages Support a Sexual Harassment Claim If The Employee Does Not Report Them?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • January 13 2016

No - in a recent case, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Faragher-Ellerth defense barred an employee's hostile environment claim


Are Your Employees Looking For New Jobs?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

Yes - your employees are probably looking for new jobs. According to a recent article, the number of online job searches spikes in January. The most


New Partnership Audit Rules
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • January 7 2016

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 containing new partnership audit rules effective for taxable years


Can An Employee Sue Under The FMLA If The Employee Experiences No Monetary Loss?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • January 6 2016

No - the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld summary judgment dismissal of an employee's claim under the Family and Medical Leave Act