The HR Specialist: Minnesota Employment Law

State unemployment officials and courts are much more likely to be persuaded by a detailed record than the worker’s mere assertion that she was doing her job just fine.

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Employers have to let workers raise concerns about safety and other workplace problems. However, they don’t have to put up with incessant arguing in the workplace.

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A Hennepin County, Minn. jury has awarded two Richmond police officers $125,000 after determining that the city discriminated against them because of their age.

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Minneapolis-based Ameriprise Financial has agreed to pay $128,200 in back wages and interest to 20 black current and former employees to settle federal discrimination charges.

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A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that the owners of several grocery stores regularly hired and mistreated undocumented workers.

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Know the new rules regarding financial inducements in employer-sponsored wellness programs.

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Make sure independent contractors invoice your company in their official business entity’s name, not simply with their name.

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Employers that keep good records seldom lose when an employee claims he was fired for discriminatory reasons.

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Employers that document the ADA’s interactive process and offer multiple options seldom lose lawsuits alleging failure to accommodate.

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So-called negligent retention doesn’t require employers to predict who may turn violent.

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