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April 2013 Archives

Employees return to work after 2-year contract dispute

In many instances, employee unions represent Minnesota workers as a collective force, which may increase bargaining power and sway companies to meet the requests of their staff. There are times, however, when contract negotiations and other employment law conversations deteriorate and workers face serious consequences. After being prohibited from working for almost two years because of contract disputes, some Minnesota employees are faced with doing their old jobs even though they may be less than satisfied.

Employees return to work after 2-year contract dispute

In many instances, employee unions represent Minnesota workers as a collective force, which may increase bargaining power and sway companies to meet the requests of their staff. There are times, however, when contract negotiations and other employment law conversations deteriorate and workers face serious consequences. After being prohibited from working for almost two years because of contract disputes, some Minnesota employees are faced with doing their old jobs even though they may be less than satisfied.

Man with HIV accuses employer of disability discrimination

Minnesota workers, like those all throughout the country, are protected by a number of state and federal laws regarding prejudice and discrimination in the workplace. Disability discrimination affects thousands of employees each year and can present itself in many different ways. Unfortunately for one Minneapolis worker, his disability may have been the primary factor in his unexpected firing.

Man with HIV accuses employer of disability discrimination

Minnesota workers, like those all throughout the country, are protected by a number of state and federal laws regarding prejudice and discrimination in the workplace. Disability discrimination affects thousands of employees each year and can present itself in many different ways. Unfortunately for one Minneapolis worker, his disability may have been the primary factor in his unexpected firing.

Minnesota recognizes great strides and setbacks in pay equality

On a day-to-day level, many Minnesota workers may take some of the rights they enjoy for granted. After all, most legal rights are recognized and understood as being inherent and therefore expected even. Though, a great number of the legal protections employees across the state are privileged to haven't actually been in place all that long. And some continue to leave countless workers vulnerable to persisting forms of workplace discrimination.

Minnesota recognizes great strides and setbacks in pay equality

On a day-to-day level, many Minnesota workers may take some of the rights they enjoy for granted. After all, most legal rights are recognized and understood as being inherent and therefore expected even. Though, a great number of the legal protections employees across the state are privileged to haven't actually been in place all that long. And some continue to leave countless workers vulnerable to persisting forms of workplace discrimination.

Wrongful termination deposition may expose state senate scandal

Unless some sort of settlement agreement is established soon, the Minnesota Senate could receive the type and amount of attention its members would surely rather avoid. And at the heart of the potentially scandalous issue is one wrongful termination lawsuit involving a staff member and any number of state legislatures.

Wrongful termination deposition may expose state senate scandal

Unless some sort of settlement agreement is established soon, the Minnesota Senate could receive the type and amount of attention its members would surely rather avoid. And at the heart of the potentially scandalous issue is one wrongful termination lawsuit involving a staff member and any number of state legislatures.

Contracting out to avoid paying employee benefits?

In Minnesota, many large and small businesses alike have been forced to make significant changes to how they function in order to weather this extended season of financial instability. Such changes often include pay cuts and/or layoffs for employees. And while many Minnesota workers have braced themselves for the unfortunate prospect of losing their jobs in recent years, some are facing another type of threat to their livelihood. Employment law investigations are currently under way to determine if some Minnesota organizations may actually be misidentifying workers in an effort to skirt funding some key benefits.

Contracting out to avoid paying employee benefits?

In Minnesota, many large and small businesses alike have been forced to make significant changes to how they function in order to weather this extended season of financial instability. Such changes often include pay cuts and/or layoffs for employees. And while many Minnesota workers have braced themselves for the unfortunate prospect of losing their jobs in recent years, some are facing another type of threat to their livelihood. Employment law investigations are currently under way to determine if some Minnesota organizations may actually be misidentifying workers in an effort to skirt funding some key benefits.