On April 29, 2022, Governor Tim Waltz approved a new bill authorizing pandemic payments to hundreds of thousands of frontline workers, with implications for Minnesota employers.
Senate File 2677 applies to employers and employees in fifteen specified “frontline sectors,” including: (1) long-term ...Read More
On March 1, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated guidance regarding reasonable accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs. This update answers important questions raised by employers following the publication of federal and state COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency standards. The Occupational Safety ...Read More
The field of employee non-compete agreements (“NCA”) is changing, broadly reflecting a growing concern about the adverse effects of NCAs on employee labor prospects and market competition. Employers must stay abreast of the legal status of NCAs in Minnesota as well as the general ...Read More
Many employee handbooks have a general disclaimer that “nothing contained herein creates a contract” (hereinafter, the “No Contract Disclaimer”). In Hall v. City of Plainview, 954 N.W.2d 254 (Minn. 2021) the Minnesota Supreme Court evaluated this disclaimer and answered the following questions:
- Does a ...Read More
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18, 2020, and takes effect on April 1, 2020. Employers across the nation will be obligated under the Act to provide expansive leave to employees. Below are key points from the Act ...Read More
Instructing Employees to Stay Home or Leave Work
It is important that employees with obvious symptoms of illness and disease, including all forms of the flu, should be encouraged to stay home or if they are at work when symptoms develop, to go home. Employers ...Read More
The following is an update from Gislason & Hunter LLP’s Employment, Labor and Benefits Practice Group regarding legislation passed by the State of Minnesota at the end of the 2019 Legislative Session.
The laws discussed below were passed as Chapter 7 of the 2019 ...Read More
With a view towards closing a deal, legal due diligence occurs when a business attorney collects and analyzes information from a legal perspective and then makes recommendations regarding any action that should be taken.
This typically occurs during the period between signing the transaction (e.g. ...Read More
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 no secret that during the 2016 campaign, political candidates harnessed the power of social media more than ever before. It is also no secret that the President of the United States has continued to use social media as a political forum. With tech-savvy ...Read More