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Wage Deductions

Permissible Wage Deductions: Employers may make the following types of deductions from employees' wages: • Those required by federal or state law; • Those expressly authorized in writing by the employee for the purpose of paying: • union dues; • life insurance premiums; • hospital or surgical insurance; • group […]

Employee Handbook Changes

Minnesota Employers Should Review and Revise Policies to Comply with WESA. The Women's Economic Security Act (WESA) that was signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton this past Mother’s Day will impact most employers in the state of Minnesota.  The law is intended to improve the working conditions for women […]

The Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA)

The Women's Economic Security Act (WESA) that was signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton this past Mother’s Day will impact most employers in the state of Minnesota.  Employers should review their policies, procedures and handbooks to comply with this law.  The law is intended to improve the working conditions […]

Commercial Real Estate Leases

How large is your commercial space? Many commercial leases refer to “usable square feet” and “rentable square feet”.  The exact square footage of the commercial space being leased is the “usable square feet” versus “rentable square feet” which refers to the exact square footage of the space and also a percentage […]

FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards for full-time and part-time workers in the private sector as well as in federal, state, and local governments. There are regulations covering overtime pay after 40 hours of work in each workweek, and some […]

Workplace Investigations

A workplace investigation report should include a summary of the allegations made and each allegation should be investigated and addressed in the report.   The investigation report should document what the employee alleged, what the witnesses said regarding the allegations, any relevant documents should be attached to the report, The investigation […]

Small Business Legal Advice

Having an attorney that knows your business can save your business a lot of time and money.  Holden Law Firm offers the following type of services on a fixed monthly fee: Contract Review and Negotiation Employment Advice and Counseling Severance Negotiations and Advice Human Resources Advice and Counseling Commercial Real […]

Unemployment Insurance Law in Minnesota

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 […]

Payment of Wages

According to Minnesota Statute § 181.13, when an employee is terminated final pay, including commission, is due within 24 hours of the date of discharge. The statute states in part: 181.13 PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO PAY WAGES PROMPTLY. (a) When any employer employing labor within this state discharges an employee, […]

Unemployment Insurance

If you were to quit your job and apply for unemployment insurance benefits in Minnesota, would you be granted benefits? If you voluntarily quit your employment, you may not be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. If you quit, you are disqualified from benefits unless you can show you quit because […]

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