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Month: January 2015

Are state lawmakers willing to consider a tipped employee tier?

Minnesota’s wage and hour laws underwent a historic change last year when Governor Mark Dayton signed legislation authorizing substantial and periodic adjustments to the state’s minimum wage. Specifically, the measure, which marked a major victory for labor advocacy groups, saw the minimum wage rise to $8 an hour last August. This amount is slated to …

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Nurse files suit similar to one before the Supreme Court

Over the past several months, one particular employment discrimination case has received a great deal of media attention. This case involves a former UPS worker who requested lighter duties during her pregnancy due to her doctor’s advice. Rather than assigning her lighter duties, her employer refused. This situation is particularly frustrating, given that the employer …

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New law gives hope to job applicants with minor criminal records

The start of a new year doesn’t just mean serious resolutions and the need to purchase new calendars, it also means that important legislation passed by state lawmakers during the previous session will officially become law. To illustrate, consider that January 1, 2015 saw Minnesota’s new expungement law take effect. While you might think this …

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Do you know enough the Minnesota probate process? — II

In a previous post, we discussed how the difficulty of a loved one passing is often compounded by the need to address complex estate administration issues — particularly as they relate to the probate process. In recognition of this reality, we started examining some basic background information on the probate process here in Minnesota as …

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