John A. Klassen, PA Minnesota Employment Law Attorney
612-217-4988 877-390-4527

January 2016 Archives

ERISA and how it protects Minnesota employees

It is important for workers in Minnesota to understand the various laws that are in place to protect them and provide them with employee benefits in the present and in the future. One particular law that is meant to ensure retirement funds are protected is ERISA. ERISA stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Passed in 1974, it is designed to make certain that the person's retirement plans will be available at the time they choose to retire. With ERISA, there are minimum standards that private companies have to follow.

Minnesota-based employer settles employment discrimination case

Minneapolis residents work hard to earn a living to support themselves and their families. While it can be challenging enough to earn a living in a competitive workplace, that challenge is made far worse for those who are not treated as equals with their coworkers.

Federal law protects Minnesota workers from employer retaliation

State and federal law protects Minnesota employees from workplace discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, gender, disability and age. Unfortunately, when an employee files a complaint some employers react by terminating the employee or taking other action in retaliation for the employee asserting his or her rights.

Muslim employees fired because they took short breaks to pray

This month, more than 50 Muslim employees at a Wisconsin company were shocked to discover that they would no longer be allowed to take two five-minute breaks to pray during the work day. Even worse, some of the employees were fired for continuing to pray at set times of day instead of waiting until a company-scheduled break.

Writing unneeded prescriptions allegedly put $40,000 in one doctor's pocket

For more than three years, a 58-year-old doctor in Bloomington, Minnesota, prescribed a topical pain relief cream to the majority of her patients. This special cream was sold exclusively at a certain Best Aid pharmacy. Now, the U.S. Attorney's Office is charging the doctor with health care fraud, among other offenses.

Defending the Civil Rights of Vulnerable People

When employers discriminate or allow harassment and retaliation to take place or continue, we are dedicated to holding them accountable for their unlawful actions.

John A. Klassen, PA
Attorneys at Law
310 4th Avenue South     
Suite 5010      
Minneapolis, MN 55415     
Phone: 612-217-4988
Toll Free: 877-390-4527
Fax: 612-204-4534
Map and Directions