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January 2016 Archives

Is my employer liable for non-employee sexual harassment?

When your company takes on employees, it has the legal obligation to maintain a workplace that is free from harassment of all forms. This obligation remains intact for both employees and non-employees alike, and is applicable in situations where the harassment is sexual in nature.

Is my employer liable for non-employee sexual harassment?

When your company takes on employees, it has the legal obligation to maintain a workplace that is free from harassment of all forms. This obligation remains intact for both employees and non-employees alike, and is applicable in situations where the harassment is sexual in nature.

Basics of FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act was enacted by Congress to help ensure that workers were able to maintain their employment despite facing medical or family emergencies, which are an all too common part of life. At Neaton & Puklich, P.L.L.P., our staff knows that sometimes employers do not properly handle FMLA requests, or they may make inappropriate moves to punish workers who use the law to their benefit. Therefore it is important for all workers to know the basics of the law and how it may protect them in case of a family or medical emergency.

Basics of FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act was enacted by Congress to help ensure that workers were able to maintain their employment despite facing medical or family emergencies, which are an all too common part of life. At Neaton & Puklich, P.L.L.P., our staff knows that sometimes employers do not properly handle FMLA requests, or they may make inappropriate moves to punish workers who use the law to their benefit. Therefore it is important for all workers to know the basics of the law and how it may protect them in case of a family or medical emergency.

Muslims in U.S. facing increased workplace discrimination

Due to the growing Muslim population in the U.S., employment discrimination for this subset of people is becoming a more prominent issue than ever seen before in the nation. Current political tensions are only adding to the issue, making Muslims even more likely to experience discrimination while at work.

Muslims in U.S. facing increased workplace discrimination

Due to the growing Muslim population in the U.S., employment discrimination for this subset of people is becoming a more prominent issue than ever seen before in the nation. Current political tensions are only adding to the issue, making Muslims even more likely to experience discrimination while at work.

What can I do if have unsafe work conditions?

If you believe that you are being asked to work in unsafe conditions by your employer, you may wonder what you can do to resolve the situation without potentially affecting your employment.  In Minnesota, you have the right to bring these unsafe conditions to the attention of your employer without fear of an unjust retaliation.

What can I do if have unsafe work conditions?

If you believe that you are being asked to work in unsafe conditions by your employer, you may wonder what you can do to resolve the situation without potentially affecting your employment.  In Minnesota, you have the right to bring these unsafe conditions to the attention of your employer without fear of an unjust retaliation.

Minnesota employers must provide some breaks for employees

While many states rely solely on the federal rules dictating employee breaks, Minnesota has its own state laws that go above and beyond federal law to provide workers with more opportunities for rest during their workdays. While it may not seem like much, it is more protection than many other states offer their workers.

Minnesota employers must provide some breaks for employees

While many states rely solely on the federal rules dictating employee breaks, Minnesota has its own state laws that go above and beyond federal law to provide workers with more opportunities for rest during their workdays. While it may not seem like much, it is more protection than many other states offer their workers.