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Employment

Serious Business: Minnesota’s New Recordkeeping and Wage Theft Law

Minnesota employers, be prepared.  A broad new wage theft and employee recordkeeping law goes into effect on August 1, 2019.  This leaves employers with less than two months to prepare to comply.

WFJ Presents: What Every Employee Should Know About Noncompetes: Part 3 – Options if you “Want Out”

Employees are often asked to sign noncompete agreements that limit the employee’s legal right to work for other employers or for themselves during and after their employment.

This is the third part of a three part blog about noncompetes. The first part discussed the enforceability of noncompetes. The second part discussed considerations and negotiation tactics when an employee is asked to sign a noncompete. This third part discusses considerations and options when an employee has already signed a non-compete and they “want out” of it.

WFJ Presents: What Every Employee Should Know About Noncompetes: Part 2 – Negotiating a Noncompete When Asked to Sign One

Employees are often asked to sign noncompete agreements that limit the employee’s legal right to work for other employers or for themselves during and after their employment.

This is the second part of a three part blog pertaining to noncompetes. The first part discussed the enforceability of noncompetes. This second part discusses considerations and negotiation tactics when an employee is asked to sign a noncompete.

WFJ Presents: What Every Employee Should Know About Noncompetes: Part 1 – Is the Noncompete Enforceable?

Employees are often asked to sign noncompete agreements that limit the employee’s legal right to work for other employers or for themselves during and after their employment.

This is the first part of a three part blog about noncompetes. This first part discusses generally the enforceability of noncompetes.

WFJ Presents: Hiring & Firing: A Proper Foundation

WFJ’s own Andrew Nielsen is being published in CFMA Building Profits Magazine with an article on staffing from a legal perspective.

WFJ Presents: Workplace Drug Testing Policies in Minnesota

Companies considering drug and alcohol testing policies should understand that an employer can only require an employee, or prospective employee, to submit to chemical testing if the company’s policies and procedures meet specific legal requirements. The law on this subject in Minnesota is comprehensive, and compliance can be confusing.

WFJ Presents: The Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act: Are You in Compliance?

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed the Women’s Economic Security Act  (WESA) into law on May 11, 2014. The nine-part law imposes new specific requirements on Minnesota employers, most of which aim to address reducing the gender pay gap. Some highlights of the new law include: