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December 2015 Archives

Whistleblowing explained

A whistleblower is considered to be a protected person under both national and Minnesota law, and they must be given certain rights within the workplace. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, whistleblowers are employees who choose to disclose information that they believe show evidence of illegal activity, gross fraud or waste, an abuse of power, mismanagement, or any general wrongdoing. It may also include a disclosure that shows a specific and substantial danger to the safety and health of the public.

Whistleblowing explained

A whistleblower is considered to be a protected person under both national and Minnesota law, and they must be given certain rights within the workplace. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, whistleblowers are employees who choose to disclose information that they believe show evidence of illegal activity, gross fraud or waste, an abuse of power, mismanagement, or any general wrongdoing. It may also include a disclosure that shows a specific and substantial danger to the safety and health of the public.

Am I entitled to employment benefits?

When you are employed in Minnesota, you may be entitled to some employment benefits but not to others. While there are many benefits that you are guaranteed by state and federal law, some packages are only provided by companies to attract and keep skilled workers. It is important that you know which benefits are legally mandated and which are voluntarily provided by your employer.

Am I entitled to employment benefits?

When you are employed in Minnesota, you may be entitled to some employment benefits but not to others. While there are many benefits that you are guaranteed by state and federal law, some packages are only provided by companies to attract and keep skilled workers. It is important that you know which benefits are legally mandated and which are voluntarily provided by your employer.

Airport workers strike for better wages

According to CBS Minnesota, some Twin Cities airport employees chose to utilize a hunger strike in order to negotiate higher wages from their employer this Thanksgiving holiday. Employees in various departments were involved in the strike, including luggage handlers, wheelchair agents and airplane cleaners. The strike lasted 24 hours.

Airport workers strike for better wages

According to CBS Minnesota, some Twin Cities airport employees chose to utilize a hunger strike in order to negotiate higher wages from their employer this Thanksgiving holiday. Employees in various departments were involved in the strike, including luggage handlers, wheelchair agents and airplane cleaners. The strike lasted 24 hours.

When employers fail to take action in cases of sexual harassment

Employers in Minneapolis and across the state are legally and ethically obligated to take certain steps in order to minimize their employees’ exposure to sexual harassment at the workplace. Although it is impossible for companies to prevent sexual harassment from occurring altogether, employers have a responsibility to take action in a situation where a worker has filed a harassment complaint.

When employers fail to take action in cases of sexual harassment

Employers in Minneapolis and across the state are legally and ethically obligated to take certain steps in order to minimize their employees’ exposure to sexual harassment at the workplace. Although it is impossible for companies to prevent sexual harassment from occurring altogether, employers have a responsibility to take action in a situation where a worker has filed a harassment complaint.