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Victory for Minnesota Employees

Victory for Minnesota Employees

As an update to a post from 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an opinion this morning affirming that the 2013 amendments to the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (MWA) mean what they say. Previously, the term “good faith” had not been defined in the MWA....

Severance Agreements, Explained

The Minneapolis police chief, Janeé Harteau, resigned July 21 under pressure from Mayor Hodges for alleged problems in the force that were highlighted by some recent high profile police shootings. However, since her resignation, there has been discussion of her...

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...