When is it legal to ask applicants about crimes?
Drug Testing in the workplace This spring, Minnesota became the 22nd state in the union to allow residents to use marijuana for medical treatment. The state has also joined a smaller handful of others in banning discrimination against workers who use medical marijuana. Whether or not you support legalizing medical marijuana, this law is certain…Read More
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Minnesota minimum wage in on the rise. I wrote a rundown of the changes when the increase became law in April. That article is reprinted below. Minimum wage is on the rise It’s official. Come August, the Minnesota minimum wage is going up. This week, Governor Mark…Read More
Beginning August 1st, 2014, the minimum wage in Minnesota will increase. Among the major changes, is an increase to $8.00 per hour for employees of companies that have more than $500,000 in gross sales per year. There are additional changes too, so check out the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry’s new wage poster for…Read More
Has your state banned the box? Across the country, states are joining a slow, but steadily growing movement to ban employers from requiring workers to disclose their criminal history in initial job applications. Illinois is the latest state to pass so-called ban-the-box legislation, which prohibits employers from asking job applicants if they have criminal records…Read More