Effective July 1, 2019, Minnesota employers are subject to several new record-keeping and notice requirements. This law amends existing state labor laws and provides for new wage and hour requirements, protections and sanctions.
Dating policies have become common in the workplace. With the #MeToo Movement, employers should give their policies another look to ensure they meet the needs of the organization. Often called "anti-fraternization" policies, the rules are generally designed to manage romantic relationships in the workplace.
You have to have been in a coma over the past weeks not to realize sexual harassment continues to be an issue in the workplace. A number of high profile individuals have had sexual harassment claims asserted against them. Some individuals have lost high paying jobs. This tells us sexual harassment claims are alive and well despite well intended policies and training.
The Department of Labor ("DOL") published its final rule updating the overtime regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). The significantly increases the minimum salary an employee must be paid in order to be exempt from receiving overtime, and is estimated to affect over 4 million workers. The effective date of the final rule is December 1, 2016.
Employment lawsuits have proven devastating for many businesses in Rochester and throughout Minnesota. Watching out for these five common employment mistakes can protect your business from lawsuits and other unnecessary liabilities.