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June 2013 Archives

Some pay methods may infringe on employee rights

After deducting fees like state and federal taxes, most workers have a clear understanding of how much money they will take home from any given paycheck. Whether they’re paid on salary or hourly wages, employees in Minnesota and throughout the country can also typically count on receiving no less than minimum wage. However, it seems that such givens can be compromised by a practice that is fast gaining popularity among employers.

Some pay methods may infringe on employee rights

After deducting fees like state and federal taxes, most workers have a clear understanding of how much money they will take home from any given paycheck. Whether they’re paid on salary or hourly wages, employees in Minnesota and throughout the country can also typically count on receiving no less than minimum wage. However, it seems that such givens can be compromised by a practice that is fast gaining popularity among employers.

Race discrimination through criminal background checks

For the majority of people employed in Minnesota and states around the country, the fact that an employer will probably conduct a criminal background check on them at some point may not be particularly alarming. However, there is evidence that many employers use the information to make important hiring decisions, committing race discrimination and breaking the law in the process.

Race discrimination through criminal background checks

For the majority of people employed in Minnesota and states around the country, the fact that an employer will probably conduct a criminal background check on them at some point may not be particularly alarming. However, there is evidence that many employers use the information to make important hiring decisions, committing race discrimination and breaking the law in the process.

EEOC combats new form of workplace discrimination

While the development and expansion of medical science and technology is no doubt integral to the health and wellbeing of people in Minnesota and all around the country, there is growing concern that certain advances in medicine can be used to discriminate against citizens. In fact, the threat of individuals’ medical information being exploited is so real that federal legislation is now in place to protect people from such abuse. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is taking up the cause of enforcing laws against emerging forms of workplace discrimination by confronting incidents of genetic discrimination head on.

EEOC combats new form of workplace discrimination

While the development and expansion of medical science and technology is no doubt integral to the health and wellbeing of people in Minnesota and all around the country, there is growing concern that certain advances in medicine can be used to discriminate against citizens. In fact, the threat of individuals’ medical information being exploited is so real that federal legislation is now in place to protect people from such abuse. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is taking up the cause of enforcing laws against emerging forms of workplace discrimination by confronting incidents of genetic discrimination head on.

Sexual harassment ruling leads to conflicted message

In the state of Minnesota, as in states all across the country, court rulings may be reviewed and rejected in cases where either party appeals a judgment. Often times, the appeals process confirms the validity of the original verdict. Though, other times further examination may challenge the court’s findings. This seems to be the case in one sexual harassment case, now that three Minnesota courts have heard the charges and voiced conflicting concerns on the issue.

Sexual harassment ruling leads to conflicted message

In the state of Minnesota, as in states all across the country, court rulings may be reviewed and rejected in cases where either party appeals a judgment. Often times, the appeals process confirms the validity of the original verdict. Though, other times further examination may challenge the court’s findings. This seems to be the case in one sexual harassment case, now that three Minnesota courts have heard the charges and voiced conflicting concerns on the issue.