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Are You Safer Than a Sherpa?

We often take for granted various workplace safety laws that have been put in place by the federal, state and local governments to prevent and compensate us for workplace injuries and death. It wasn’t all that long ago that a safe work environment was not...

Is The Big Law Firm On Its Way Out?

While not directly related to Minnesota Employment Law, this article from the New Republic is a fascinating read for those interested in the history and/or business aspect of how large law firms have operated and why that model may become extinct. Plus, they have a...

U.S. Supreme Court Deals Two Blows To Employees

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two recent opinions that negatively affect the rights of every employee in Minnesota and across the country. In University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, the issue before the court was the standard a plaintiff needs to...

Minnesota Strengthens Whistleblower Protections

The Minnesota legislature passed, and the Governor has signed, significant amendments to Minnesota’s Whistleblower Act, which prohibits employers from, among other things, retaliating against an employee for making a good faith report of a violation or suspected...