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Minnesota Employment Law Blog

Minnesota Employment and Labor Law Blog

Employment law is constantly changing and evolving. At LeBlanc Law & Mediation, we are committed to helping our clients stay up to date on new laws, regulations, cases and discussions. Updated regularly by our employment law attorneys and mediators, our Minnesota Employment and Labor Law Blog focuses on the most interesting and pertinent labor and employment law news in Minnesota and throughout the U.S.

Minnesota Minimum Wage Increases Tomorrow

Minnesota Minimum Wage Increases Tomorrow

Minnesota Minimum Wage Increases Tomorrow Starting tomorrow, August 1, 2015, the minimum wage will increase in Minnesota (Minn. Stat. 177.24). For large employers, who do more than $500,000 worth of business annually, the minimum wage will be raised from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour. For small employers,

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The Effect of Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Law on Patients And Employers

The Effect of Minnesota's Medical Marijuana Law on Patients And Employers

  The Effect of Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Law on Patients And Employers On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, the first patients in Minnesota received medical cannabis under Minnesota’s medical marijuana law. The law requires that a licensed health care provider certify that the patient has one or more qualifying

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Supreme Court Decides Against Abercrombie In Hijab Case

Supreme Court Decides Against Abercrombie In Hijab Case

Supreme Court Decides Against Abercrombie In Hijab Case A case that has gained a lot of national attention, the U.S. Supreme court reversed a decision by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which had granted summary judgment for Abercrombie & Fitch. Samantha Elauf had applied to work

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New FMLA Definition of “Spouse” On Hold

New FMLA Definition of "Spouse" On Hold

New FMLA Definition of “Spouse” On Hold On Friday, we told you about the final rule that was SUPPOSED to go into effect, updating the FMLA regulatory definition of “spouse” to those who are legally married based on the laws of the “place of celebration,” not the laws of

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There Is A New Definition Of “Spouse” For Purposes of FMLA Starting Today

There Is A New Definition Of "Spouse" For Purposes of FMLA Starting Today

New Definition Of “Spouse” For Purposes of FMLA Starting Today Starting today, an employee may take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for a same-sex spouse with a serious health condition, regardless of whether the state they live in recognizes their marriage.

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Supreme Court Decision May Make It Easier To Secure Pregnancy Accommodations

Supreme Court Decision May Make It Easier To Secure Pregnancy Accommodations

Supreme Court Decision May Make It Easier To Secure Pregnancy Accommodations Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court gave Peggy Young another chance to prove that she was discriminated against when her employer failed to reasonably accommodate her pregnancy. While the decision is complex, it should

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NLRB Report on Employee Handbook Rules May Encourage Changes To Existing Policies

NLRB Report on Employee Handbook Rules May Encourage Changes To Existing Policies

NLRB Report on Employee Handbook Rules May Encourage Changes To Existing Policies Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel, Richard Griffin, issued a report on employee handbook rules that may encourage many employers to make changes to their existing policies. (pdf) In his opening, Griffin

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Federal Agencies Release New Disability Guide For Employers

Federal Agencies Release New Disability Guide For Employers

On February 3, at a Summit on Disability and Employment, the White House announced the release of a new resource guide for employers called “Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining and Promoting People with Disabilities.” The guide was a product of the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative –

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Employees Have Right To Use Email For Union Organization

Employees Have Right To Use Email For Union Organization

Employees Have Right To Use Email For Union Organization A new NLRB decision may make it easier for employees looking to organize at their workplace. On December 11, the National Labor Relations Board held that “employee use of email for statutorily protected communications on nonworking time must

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Walmart Settles EEOC Discrimination Suit For Failure To Accommodate Applicant During Hiring Process

Walmart Settles EEOC Discrimination Suit For Failure To Accommodate Applicant During Hiring Process

Walmart Settles EEOC Discrimination Suit For Failure To Accommodate Applicant During Hiring Process Wal-Mart will be paying $72,500 and providing significant equitable relief to settle a lawsuit alleging a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for failure to provide a reasonable accommodation to an individual

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