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What is Considered Discrimination at Work?

Workplace discrimination occurs when a person receives unfavorable treatment based on his/her gender, age, disability, religion, race, sexual orientation, pregnancy status or national origin.  Discrimination may affect hiring, firing, job assignments, salary, benefits, training, promotions and/or layoffs. No matter how large or small an employer is, he must know exactly what workplace discrimination is and how to… Read more »

9 Basic Teachers’ Rights and Employment Laws

If you’re a teacher, you know how your profession is exceptionally demanding, besides stressful and time-consuming. Today, teaching can be even more challenging than decades ago as discipline continues to be a problem. When confronting challenges that can affect the quality of your work performance, it’s important you know your rights as a teacher. Here… Read more »

5 Signs You Should Consult with Minnesota Employment Discrimination Lawyer

Fair employment practices are vital in the modern business world. If managers and execs are allowed to make decisions based on their internal prejudices and biases, then the workforce will quickly become unbalanced toward those who meet the ‘have a beer with’ standard whether or not they are skilled and dedicated workers. Even if the… Read more »

Minnesota Law on Meal Breaks and Paid Rest Breaks at Work

From beach bars to international banks and everything in between, employers the world over have used rest and lunch breaks as ways to cheat their staff members. Young and old, entry-level or decades of experience, employer policies are not always in line with the law. And the variance is almost always in favor of the… Read more »

What Qualities Make A Good Family Law Attorney?

Very few situations in life are more stressful than those that involve problems in the family circle. According to the Holmes-Rahe stress scale, divorce is the highest scoring stressor second only to the death of a spouse. Family law attorneys deal with the most intimate arena of life and therefore must exercise careful consideration for the… Read more »

How to Defend Yourself from Workplace Harassment in Minnesota

Workplace harassment is, for many, a professional worst nightmare. On top of building your skills and trying to climb the corporate ladder (or just do a good job in a day) you have to deal with someone who uses rude, abusive, and viciously biased against you. Workplace harassment can come in many forms, from hurled… Read more »

Why Hire a Minneapolis Employee Misclassification Lawyer?

Minnesota Employment Law Attorney Employer don’t always pay their staff correctly. Sometimes it’s a malicious scheme, often, it’s businesses who just don’t understand the law and are doing it wrong. Either way, it’s important for the mistake to be corrected as soon as possible. Not just to win the rightful wages of those who report… Read more »

7 Traits of a Good Minnesota Employment Law Attorney

Are you the victim of employment discrimination or another type of injustice in the workplace? If so, you’ll need to find a first-class employment lawyer to represent you. Employment law is a field of law that’s highly specialized. That’s why it’s imperative you hire someone who has a wide range of knowledge in the different… Read more »

How Do Lawyers Defend People Accused of Crimes?

Criminal defense is what most people think of when they think of lawyers. The most famous lawyers who stood up in movie court scenes and delivered riveting dramatic summary speeches were criminal defense attorneys. In actual trial situations, this is what criminal defense attorneys actually do. Build cases for defense and collect evidence. They inform their… Read more »