• November 14, 2023Business & Corporate LawLabor & Employment

    Enhanced Wage Disclosure Protection

    Safeguarding Yourself from What You May Not Know With big ticket items like Earned Sick and Safe Time and Paid Family Medical Leave passed in the 2022- 2023 Minnesota Legislative Session getting most of the attention, you may have missed some of the smaller items that can get employers in trouble. Wage Disclosure Protections are...
  • Avoiding Retaliation Liability
    April 17, 2023Employment & Human Resources

    Avoiding Retaliation Liability – The Difference Between What and Why

    Retaliatory discharge is a claim that an employee was fired, not for a legitimate business reason, but rather in retaliation for the employee taking some legally protected action such as: making a workers’ compensation claim, taking FMLA leave; or reporting harassment, unsafe working conditions, or some other illegal activity. Wrongful termination lawsuits are unique. In...
    January 13, 2023General Counsel ServicesLabor & Employment+1

    The NLRB goes after handbooks . . . again.

    With the return of Democrat control of the National Labor Relations Board, the pendulum is swinging back so fast, it might hit some employers on the chin. In particular, the NLRB is undoing many of the changes made by the Trump NLRB as to employee handbooks. Before we get to the changes, let’s cover how...
  • February 16, 2022Agriculture Law & Agribusiness

    General Partnership: The Catch- All Relationship To Avoid

    Here’s a common story: Farmer A gets a good deal on a neighboring farm that includes 16 acres of marginal hay ground in a low, wet area. Farmer A has no use for hay and no haying equipment. It’s been a dry spring with forecasts of drought and high hay prices. Neighbor B is a...
  • May 14, 2021General Counsel ServicesEmployment & Human Resources

    Mitigating Employer Risk Through Documentation

    Documentation is one of the easiest ways for an employer to preserve evidence in a case. Ideally, employers should document every action and decision taken concerning incidents, complaints and disciplinary actions in the workplace, no matter how small the issue may seem. An employer’s documentation should build a timeline from when the incident was reported...
  • June 25, 2019Labor & Employment

    New Minnesota Wage Theft Law

    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 Act: The laws discussed below were passed as Chapter 7 of the 2019 Session Law. Effective Date: The civil provisions go into...
  • February 19, 2019Labor & EmploymentEmployment & Human Resources

    Recouping Employee Incentive Payments

    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, paying for training, or even paying a salary during training.  Employers...