Earlier this month, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (“MFLSA”) provides a private cause of action for an employee who is terminated for refusing to share gratuities. In Burt v. Rackner, A15-2045, filed October … Continue reading
On March 20, the Minnesota Court of Appeals published an opinion affirming a district court’s ruling barring an employer from bringing a negligence claim against its employee for amounts paid to indemnify the employee from third-party claims. First Class Valet … Continue reading
In Virgenia M. Ryan v. Potlatch Corporation and Self-Insured/Comp Cost, Inc., — N.W.2d — (Minn. July 13, 2016), Virgenia M. Ryan sustained a back injury arising out of and in the course of her employment, and agreed to a “full, … Continue reading
In Peterson v. City of Minneapolis, — N.W.2d — (Minn. Ct. App. May 2, 2016), A15-1711, the Minnesota Court of Appeals found that, 1) the plain language of the Act is not exclusive with regard to dispute resolution processes that start … Continue reading
In Ford v. Minneapolis Public Schools, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that the statute of limitations for claims under subdivision 1(1) of the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (MWA), Minn. Stat. § 181.932, which prohibits employment discrimination based on a good-faith report of a violation … Continue reading
Much has been made of the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) proposed rule, promulgated in response to President Barack Obama’s March 2014 Executive Order, that increases the standard salary level required for the Executive, Administrative and Professional “EAP” or … Continue reading
See the article co-authored by Morgan Godfrey and Michael Burke regarding the National Labor Relations Board ruling on employees’ ability to use email to organize here.
In a decision issued March 4, 2015, the MN Supreme Court demonstrated its commitment to the “increased risk” test it adopted late in 2013 in Dykhoff v. Xcel Energy. In Arrowhead Senior Living Community v. Kainz, the MN Supreme Court … Continue reading