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Feds to Demand Pay Data from Employers in 2017

  • Feb 1, 2016
  • Government Reporting
  • Dennis J. Merley

On the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced an extensive new data reporting requirement for many employers.  Starting next year, employers with 100 or more employees ...


Cop’s Facebook Rant May Be His Ticket Off the Force

  • Jan 28, 2016
  • Social Media
  • Lauren M. Krueger

A St. Paul police officer is on leave amidst calls for his ouster after posting a hostile Facebook message about a Black Lives Matter rally on Martin Luther King Day this year. According to reports, the officer ...


City of St. Paul is Asking For Sick Leave

  • Jan 27, 2016
  • Proposed Legislation
  • Dennis J. Merley

The City of St. Paul announced that they will begin examining the possibility of requiring all employees in St. Paul – public and private – to be accorded paid sick leave benefits. The proposal for ...


Some Whistleblowers Now Get Six Years to Sue

  • Jan 21, 2016
  • Whistleblowers
  • Grant T. Collins

The Minnesota Supreme Court has now ruled that certain claims under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (MWA) can be brought for up to six years after the fact instead of just two. The MWA protects employees from retaliation for ...


Court OK’s Medical Exams For Wellness Programs

  • Jan 19, 2016
  • ADA
  • Michael G. McNally

A Wisconsin federal court has now given a clean bill of health to employer-sponsored wellness programs requiring medical examinations as a condition of enrollment in the employer’s health insurance plan. In EEOC v. Flambeau, Inc., ...


Employee’s Racist Post Means His Job is Toast

  • Jan 11, 2016
  • Labor Law
  • Meggen E. Lindsay

A Mankato man accused of sending racist messages to a Black Lives Matter Facebook page recently lost his job after his employer investigated the employee’s comments. As reported in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, employee Brad ...


Labor Board Clicks “Pause” on No-Recording Policy

  • Jan 7, 2016
  • Labor Law
  • Dennis J. Merley

Like many companies, Whole Foods Markets had a policy banning employees from taking photos, videos, or other recordings in the workplace. However, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) clicked the “pause” button, striking down ...


Will We See Mandatory Paid Sick Leave?

  • Dec 30, 2015
  • Proposed Legislation
  • Dennis J. Merley

The City of Minneapolis recently floated the idea of requiring all employers in the city to provide mandatory paid sick leave.  The issue stalled and has since been tabled but it may resurface in 2016, ...