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Workplace protections not limited to major religions

Minneapolis readers may be surprised to learn that the Seventh-day Adventist Church might be the 12th-largest religion in the world, according to one ranking. It also has a sizable presence in Minnesota, where German or Scandinavian immigrants founded many of its churches. A Protestant Christian denomination, it observes Saturday as the original 7th day -- or Sabbath -- of the Judeo-Christian week.

Workplace protections not limited to major religions

Minneapolis readers may be surprised to learn that the Seventh-day Adventist Church might be the 12th-largest religion in the world, according to one ranking. It also has a sizable presence in Minnesota, where German or Scandinavian immigrants founded many of its churches. A Protestant Christian denomination, it observes Saturday as the original 7th day -- or Sabbath -- of the Judeo-Christian week.

Leave benefits stretch budgets of local Minnesota governments

Many municipal Minnesota employers allow retiring workers to cash out some or all of their unused leave, as part of negotiated benefits agreements. The option is generally offered as a strategy for retaining long-term employees. In times of recession, however, the practice threatens to overstretch the budgets of some city or county governments.

Leave benefits stretch budgets of local Minnesota governments

Many municipal Minnesota employers allow retiring workers to cash out some or all of their unused leave, as part of negotiated benefits agreements. The option is generally offered as a strategy for retaining long-term employees. In times of recession, however, the practice threatens to overstretch the budgets of some city or county governments.

Former University of Minnesota employee sues for discrimination

A former executive assistant for the dean of the University of Minnesota's School of Nursing has filed a federal lawsuit, alleging discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation.

Former University of Minnesota employee sues for discrimination

A former executive assistant for the dean of the University of Minnesota's School of Nursing has filed a federal lawsuit, alleging discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation.

Minnesota fire department votes to end workplace discrimination

In November, 2012, a same-sex marriage amendment will appear on the ballot in Minnesota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would define marriage, for purposes of the state's constitution, as between one man and one woman. If passed, the amendment will limit the freedom to marry to only heterosexual couples.

Minnesota fire department votes to end workplace discrimination

In November, 2012, a same-sex marriage amendment will appear on the ballot in Minnesota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would define marriage, for purposes of the state's constitution, as between one man and one woman. If passed, the amendment will limit the freedom to marry to only heterosexual couples.

Minneapolis employee terminated after taking maternity leave

An employee with performance issues was terminated as part of a reduction in force only 1 day after returning to her Minneapolis job after maternity leave. However, she didn't prevail in court on her wrongful termination claim.

Minneapolis employee terminated after taking maternity leave

An employee with performance issues was terminated as part of a reduction in force only 1 day after returning to her Minneapolis job after maternity leave. However, she didn't prevail in court on her wrongful termination claim.