Duluth, Minnesota has become the latest jurisdiction to enact a law providing eligible employees with paid leave for their own medical needs, those of a family member, or other covered reasons. The Ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2020. The Ordinance will apply to employers with five or more employees nationwide. Covered workers in … Continue Reading
A new Minnesota law that took effect on January 1 expands the opportunities for ex-offenders to expunge their criminal records. In an effort to protect employers who hire employees with expunged records, the new law provides that such records “may not be introduced as evidence in a civil litigation against a private employer . . … Continue Reading
Continuing a growing national trend, Minnesota, West Virginia, Maryland, Hawaii, Vermont, Michigan, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Guam, and the city of Seattle recentlyenacted laws raising the minimum wage in their respective jurisdictions. This client alert highlights key provisions of these new laws and examines the implications for covered employers. Minnesota Minnesota’s minimum wage will gradually … Continue Reading
One question that frequently arises for employers when running a background check is which state’s/city’s law applies. In Olson v. Push, Inc., No. 14-1163 ADM/JJK, 2014 WL 4097040 (D. Minn. Aug. 19, 2014), the District of Minnesota recently held that the state’s drug testing statute did not cover an applicant who lived and submitted to … Continue Reading
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