Employment Law

The Minnesota Parenting Leave Act

01.31.2014
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The Minnesota Parenting Leave Act (MPLA) has long required employers to allow their employees to use personal sick leave to care for the employee’s minor child due to illness or injury. As of August 1, 2013, that sick leave also extends to the sickness or injury of the employee’s family members. Qualified family members include the employee’s sibling, parent, grandparent, or stepparent. In addition, the Act previously extended only to minor children under 18 years of age, but now also extends to children under age 20 who are still attending secondary school.

This change to the MPLA […]

New Minnesota Job Application Requirements

01.13.2014
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Does your business have a job application that people must fill out in order to be considered for employment with your business? If you do, when was the last time you reviewed it to make sure it was legally compliant. There are often changes to the law which affect what can be on job applications. Often, application templates from office stores, or downloaded off the internet are not legally compliant. One recent change to what can be asked on Minnesota job applications takes effect on January 1st, 2014.

Under legislation dubbed ‘ban the box’, Minnesota Statute 364.021, employers are […]

How to Hire the Right Employees the First Time

11.26.2013
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So you are in need of some new employees. You need them to start soon, as in now. There is work to be done and the hiring process takes too much time. Ok, STOP. Hiring the wrong employees quickly will cause you to spend tenfold the time dealing with them later. You know the employees I am talking about because you have them on staff currently. You spend more time dealing with the mistakes from one bad employee than you do dealing with all of your good employees.

Put a stop to this merry go round of bad hiring by […]

The 3 Most Common Violations of Employment Law

08.11.2013
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Employment law is a complicated topic and one that is very boring for a lot of people. Personally, I find it fascinating and consider myself lucky to be able to do so. There are many different laws, rules & regulations which apply to Construction Industry companies. Sorting through all of that red tape & legislation can be hard even for attorneys. So, this month, in order to convey as much useful information as possible to readers, I decided to share the most common Employment law violations I see in the Construction Industry.

Misclassification of Workers:

This is a […]