The shortage of qualified workers in rural Minnesota has many employers looking for unique ways to attract, train, and keep the right people in important positions. Many of these solutions include a large, up-front, monetary investment by the employer such as a signing bonus, ...Read More
It’s 10:30 on a Tuesday morning. You’ve finished the morning Staff Meeting, answered twenty seven emails, checked Facebook and are now sitting down to write some employee reviews.
Then you get it. A letter from an attorney. Not your attorney. An attorney representing the employee ...Read More
"I'm being sued by a former employee. He came back drunk from lunch, crashed his forklift, and destroyed $1,000.00 of product. Our security cameras caught it all and it was clearly his gross negligence that caused the accident. I fired him on the spot ...Read More
Internships have been receiving special attention lately with the popular Robert Di Nero movie The Intern and a lawsuit brought against Fox Searchlight Pictures by former unpaid interns claiming compensation. Against this backdrop of entertainment and law, what is an internship? What are the ...Read More
With the drawdown of the U.S. Military, many veterans are entering the workforce. Many public employers, and some private employers, have gone out of their way to hire veterans. While most of these are highly motivated and capable employees, there are some terminations from ...Read More
Minnesota legislators and legislatures often refer to even numbered years as "bonding" and odd years as "budgeting." However, there is no constitutional or other legal provision requiring "bonding" vs. "budgeting" years. The informal distinction simply means that in odd years, the legislature hopes to ...Read More