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Major Supreme Court decisions favors employers over employees

Our readers in Minnesota may have seen a previous post here that discussed arbitration clauses that are commonly part of the terms and conditions of employment contracts. These types of clauses have been a hot-button issue in employment law circles, as they are often used to force employees away from the courtroom, into arbitration and - most importantly - away from the ability to form a "class" and pursue a class action lawsuit. In a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the ability of employers to include these arbitration clauses in employment contracts was upheld.

Do you know what's in your employment contract?

There are many employees in Minnesota whose relationship with their employer is governed by the terms and conditions of an employment contract. These agreements can have terms that vary widely from one contract to another. So, do you know what's in your employment contract?

Does your employment contract have an arbitration clause?

Many employees in Minnesota have relationships with their employers that are governed by employment contracts. Like many other types of contracts that our readers might be familiar with, employment contracts can be several pages long, covering a vast range of terms, from compensation, holiday time and insurance options. But, there is one potential clause in employment contracts that can sometimes be overlooked, but may become crucial: a mandatory arbitration clause.

Are you a "non-exempt" employee under the FLSA?

After years of a poor job market, in Minnesota and throughout the country, most people are probably just happy to have a job in today's roaring economy. However, as important as it is for our readers to be happy to have a job, it is equally important to understand one's employment status when it comes to the protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Fighting for your rights in employment law cases

Although the job market is seemingly better than it has been in decades, just because job opportunities are plentiful doesn't mean that employees in Minnesota don't face challenges. Finding the right job can be just as hard as finding any job at all, because, unfortunately, there are still many employees who face discrimination, harassment and pay-related issues in the workplace.

What do you need to know about wage claims in Minnesota?

Employee rights in Minnesota include the right to be paid correctly, in the right amount and on time. Employees who believe that this right has been violated by their employer may be able to pursue a wage claim. So, what do our readers need to know about wage claims in Minnesota?

Inappropriate employment questions of NFL Combine

Sports fans in Minnesota likely know that the annual NFL offseason event known as the "Combine" recently occurred in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is an event where the top college draft prospects from around the country get a chance to gather together in one location to go through football position drills and other physical athletic tests, as well as medical tests and the all-important interviews with representatives for NFL teams. In short, the Combine is like a massive job interview for draft prospects that occurs over the course of several days.

A look at the most common illegal workplace discrimination claims

When most Minnesota residents think of illegal workplace discrimination claims, they probably think that racial discrimination and gender-based discrimination are the most common claims. And, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, they are mostly right.

Knowing your rights is the key to holding employers accountable

It is reasonable for Minnesota residents to want to have a good relationship with their employers. Such a state of affairs can make it easier to get through the work day and enjoy your occupation. However, there can be no doubt that there are some employers who take advantage of their employees, particularly when those employees are not aware of their legal rights.

What rights do employees have?

Many previous posts here have delved into some fairly specific employment rights that employees in Minnesota and throughout the country enjoy, including the right to be free from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. But, it can be helpful to look at employee rights in basic terms, and include some of the other rights that employees enjoy. So, what are some of the basic employee rights?

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

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