On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule to raise salary requirements for overtime exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees. Currently, the salary threshold for exempt employees is $455 per week, or $23,660 annually. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees below this salary threshold must be paid

In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed and then approved a new EEO-1 Form for the collection of certain workforce data. In particular, the new form would require all employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees, to now annually report certain pay and hours worked data,

Retaliation claims have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, reasonably causing employers to think twice before taking an adverse employment action. In particular, prudent employers often consider all relevant facts and appearances before terminating the employment of a worker who has filed a claim for workers compensation benefits.
Minnesota law prohibits an employer from “discharging

Generally no, but there are limited circumstances where an injury that occurs while an employee is commuting may be covered by workers’ compensation laws.

In Minnesota, the general rule is that workers’ compensation applies to injuries that occur to an employee “while engaged in, on, or about the premises where the employee’s services require the

Many employers have filed a workers compensation claim on behalf of an employee, but nonetheless doubted whether the employee was actually injured or if a workplace incident even happened.  Occasionally those suspicions are confirmed when the insurer denies the employee’s claim.  As a result, the employer may then feel justified in disciplining or firing the

Employees of Minnesota companies who are injured outside the state may be entitled to Minnesota workers’ compensation benefits under certain circumstances.  Employees of out-of-state companies who are injured while working in Minnesota may also be covered by Minnesota workers’ compensation laws.  When injuries happen, it is important for employers to know which laws apply.