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The HR Specialist: Minnesota Employment Law

Employers that exercise patience and remain flexible over the long term are best positioned to win an ADA failure-to-accommodate lawsuit filed by a disabled employee.

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As soon as you hear a supervisor complain that an employee isn’t performing well, start keeping detailed records of your efforts to investigate.

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A Minnesota appeals court has given the go-ahead for an age discrimination lawsuit filed by three police officers against the city of Richfield to proceed to trial.

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Merely being obese is not a disability under the ADA, a panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.

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A group of Somali school bus drivers in Minneapolis claim they were fired after they started a group to discuss discrimination and working conditions.

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Sexist statements simply have no place at work

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Tracking an employee’s discipline process from beginning to end can can head of retaliation claim

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Refusing to pay dues or agency fees may amount to misconduct. And those who commit employment misconduct don’t get benefits.

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A job description with essential tasks makes it easier to establish when a disability cannot be accommodated

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Not every perceived affront amounts to discrimination.

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Rewarding employee who testified on your behalf can lead to retaliation suit

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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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