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Is Your Business A Small Business?

How a small business is defined depends on who is making that determination. The Small Business Administration defines a small business as businesses with 500 or less employees.

Severance Agreements

Using Severance Agreements: A severance agreement is a contract between an employer and an employee. In most situations, the employee will be giving up his or her right to sue the employer and the employee will be provided additional compensation, benefits or other consideration for giving up this right. The employer and employee can agree […]

Unemployment Claims Copy

The Unemployment Compensation Law in Minnesota: An employment separation situation is when an individual’s employment ends for any reason such as lack of work, voluntary quitting or a termination.  In order to obtain unemployment insurance you must apply for it on line with the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program, www.uimn.org.  If you are laid off or […]

Before You Sign a Severance Agreement

What You Need to Know Before Signing A Severance Agreement   Have you been laid off or terminated from your job? Many employees will experience this sometime during their working career. Good employers provide employees with notice that the employee isn’t meeting the employer’s expectations.  The employee is given a performance improvement plan or progressive […]

What to do if you are terminated from your job.

Minnesota is an employment “at will” state. Minnesota is an employment “at will” state which means the employer can fire any employee for any reason as long as that reason is not illegal and the employee can quit for any reason. However, there are numerous reasons that a termination may be unlawful.  For example, if […]

Severance Agreements

If you are threatened with being fired or laid off from your employment, I can assist you with the process of negotiating a severance agreement. A Minnesota Severance Package is offered for various reasons, but some of the reasons include: The Employer has a policy of offering employees a Minnesota Severance Package The Employee has […]

4 Things Small Companies Can Do to Deliver Paid Leave to Their Employees

The United States notoriously lags behind the rest of the world with regard to its paid parental leave policies. Currently the U.S. is the only industrialized country in the world without any kind of national paid maternity leave policy, and one of six of the 38 member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and […]

Unemployment Claims

The Unemployment Compensation Law in Minnesota: An employment separation situation is when an individual’s employment ends for any reason such as lack of work, voluntary quitting or a termination.  In order to obtain unemployment insurance you must apply for it on line with the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program, www.uimn.org.  If you are laid off or […]

Filing a Minnesota Department of Human Rights Act Complaint

The Department of Human Rights investigates charges of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations…

Four Guidelines for Workplace Investigations to Help Small Businesses Avoid Lawsuits

Four Guidelines for Workplace Investigations to Help Small Businesses Avoid Lawsuits Small Businesses should have policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Under the discrimination laws, an employer who becomes aware of certain alleged workplace discrimination and harassment is required to investigate and take prompt, effective remedial action. Small business owners should conduct a […]

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