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February 2016 Archives

Overtime guaranteed for many workers in MN

Overtime is an employee right governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act, a federal law that controls how businesses handle their employee work hours and the wages they earn for their time. Minnesota has also adopted its own laws governing these issues, so employees are required to ensure that they are fully compliant with both the state and federal guidelines.

Study: Restaurant workers at increased risk of sexual harassment

While many forms of harassment are prevalent in Minnesota, sexual harassment is one of the largest problems people face at work. At Neaton & Puklich P.L.L.P, our staff often encounter people who have been asked for sexual favors in return for promotions, experience unwanted touching or who are subjected to offensive jokes or comments, all while on the job.

Study: Restaurant workers at increased risk of sexual harassment

While many forms of harassment are prevalent in Minnesota, sexual harassment is one of the largest problems people face at work. At Neaton & Puklich P.L.L.P, our staff often encounter people who have been asked for sexual favors in return for promotions, experience unwanted touching or who are subjected to offensive jokes or comments, all while on the job.

Is unemployment an employee right?

If you have been let go or fired from a job in Minnesota, you may be wondering if receiving unemployment benefits is considered an employee right. Employee rights are legally protected obligations which employers cannot refuse to provide to their workers. In Minnesota, unemployment is not considered a right in many situations.

Is unemployment an employee right?

If you have been let go or fired from a job in Minnesota, you may be wondering if receiving unemployment benefits is considered an employee right. Employee rights are legally protected obligations which employers cannot refuse to provide to their workers. In Minnesota, unemployment is not considered a right in many situations.

Race discrimination still an issue for workers

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, race or color discrimination occurs when an employer treats another employee or applicant unfavorably or differently than other employees and applicants based on their race. This can also include unfavorable actions based upon a person’s perceived characteristics, such as hair texture, facial features and skin color. Although there has been an incredible improvement in race discrimination in the past few decades, current complaint levels indicate that race discrimination is still a major issue for many workers around the nation.

Race discrimination still an issue for workers

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, race or color discrimination occurs when an employer treats another employee or applicant unfavorably or differently than other employees and applicants based on their race. This can also include unfavorable actions based upon a person’s perceived characteristics, such as hair texture, facial features and skin color. Although there has been an incredible improvement in race discrimination in the past few decades, current complaint levels indicate that race discrimination is still a major issue for many workers around the nation.