The HR Specialist: Minnesota Employment Law

A former Minnesota police officer who issued a social media post urging motorists to run over protesters will not face criminal charges. In fact, he’ll get some extra cash.

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When Saudi Prince Abdul-Rahman bin Abdul-Aziz traveled to the Mayo Clinic in 2010 for treatment, he arrived with a large entourage.

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When is an employer not an employer under Title VII?

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A few isolated comments don’t usually form the basis for challenging an otherwise legitimate employment decision.

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Disabled employees who have medical needs that require a reasonable accommodation and don’t receive one can quit and still be eligible to receive unemployment benefits.

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The rules that govern employee efforts to better their working conditions are complex.

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An employee who had a state interference-with-contract claim dismissed—the court said he had been legitimately fired for insubordination—can still file a federal whistleblower retaliation lawsuit based on the same facts.

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They’ve become an important medium for getting work done, so you need a policy that covers how they’re used.

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You must provide all employees easy access to their pay records. It’s not enough to tell workers they can log in from a computer at home or elsewhere. Give them a place at work where they can easily and quickly check their pay.

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Employers have the right to set reasonable behavioral expectations for employees. This, of course, includes expecting that employees won’t sexually, or otherwise, harass employees. Feel free to make your anti-harassment policy as strict as you want.

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