Health professionals, including physicians, dentists, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, psychologists and social workers, are far from immune from chemical dependency, mental illness, and other conditions that impair their ability to do their jobs. When an impairment leads to poor performance or misconduct, health care employers, like other employers, must analyze  whether discipline, a reasonable accommodation

A bill has been introduced in this session in the Minnesota Legislature that would make most non-compete agreements in Minnesota void, including those between employers and employees.  The bill, HF 506, contains exceptions for certain business transactions, but even those exceptions are very limited.  The proposed bill would be codified at Minn. Stat. §

A newly enacted Minnesota statute provides that a “private nonpublic employer” may grant a preference to veterans in hiring and promotion.  See S.F. No. 1599.  A preference may also be granted to the spouses of certain disabled veterans or the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran.  The term “veteran” under the statute includes those