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Work From Home Mandate Expires in Minnesota on April 15

On March 12, Governor Walz issued an Executive Order to ease up some COVID-19 restrictions affecting the state of Minnesota. The most noteworthy of these restrictions to be relaxed was the work from home order affecting the state. As of April 15, that work from home requirement will be discontinued. […]

Is an Employee entitled to PTO after they are terminated or quit?

A recent ruling by the Minnesota Supreme Court discussed the issue of whether an employee is owed PTO at the time of the termination of their employment. Case Background Donald Hall was fired by the City of Plainview in 2017. At the time of his termination, he had more than […]

Severance Agreements

A severance agreement is a contract entered into between a departing employee and his or her employer. Severance agreements are a common way for the two parties to end the employment relationship in an amicable manner. The severance agreement is a way that the employer can receive a release from […]

Small Business Loans Under CARES Act

Below is the link to information about small business loans under the CARES Act.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and […]

Paycheck Protection Program

Take a look at the part that talks about the small business loans and the paycheck protection program. This indicates that loans that are used for payroll can be forgiven. Paycheck Protection Program The Paycheck Protection Program, one of the largest sections of the CARES Act, is the most […]

Before You Sign a Severance Agreement

What You Need to Know Before Signing A Severance Agreement I review, draft and negotiate severance agreements and assist employees who have been laid off or fired. Many employees will face this situation sometime during their working career. Good employment practices provide employees with notice that they aren’t meeting the […]

Can I break my non-compete agreement?

In contract law, a non-compete agreement is a contract signed by one party to not enter into professional competition with another party. They are most often used by employers to prevent employees from opening their own business that is in direct competition to the employer. Some employers may require a […]

The Legality of Talking Politics at Work: Everything You Need to Know

We live in a very polarized political environment in our society these days. Whether it is a Supreme Court nomination, elections or some other current event. People seem to have strong opinions about issues and feelings can easily be hurt when there is a discussion about politics, social issue, religion […]

Been a Victim of Layoff or Termination?

It can be scary facing a layoff or termination. If you are facing this predicament, you probably have a lot of questions: Will I receive severance pay? Will severance come in one lump sum or spread out? What will a severance package look like? What will happen to my medical […]

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