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Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Minneapolis Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative

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...


Do Employees Need to Have Final Hiring and Firing Authority to Qualify for the FLSA’s Executive Exemption?

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

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

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...


Can Minneapolis Voters Raise The Minimum Wage By Ballot Initiative?

USA - August 1 2016 No - the Minneapolis City Attorney recently published a legal opinion stating that a ballot initiative cannot be used to enact a new minimum wage in...