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October Marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Employers, schools, and organizations of any size are always encouraged to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This campaign is nationally recognized, and it is a campaign that is used to raise awareness about common and uncommon disability employment issues that many people face on a daily basis. This month is also used to… Read more »

Minnesota Employment Law: Wrongful Termination

When one loses a job for any reason, it can leave one feeling frustrated and dejected after going through this experience. It does not matter if one found out about the termination through a letter or if there was a conversation in an office, no one likes to be fired. There will be times when… Read more »

How Will The Recent Supreme Court Decisions Impact Employment Law?

Several cases have been decided by the Supreme Court this year, and many of those cases have had an impact on the rights of employees. A few months ago, we talked about the rights and employment protections for LGBTQ employees. There have been several Supreme Court decisions that have impacted the rights of employees of religious organizations…. Read more »

Disability Awareness In The Workplace: What Should You Know?

This year marks not only the 30th anniversary of the ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act), but also the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month(NDEAM). National Disability Awareness Month is celebrated every year in the month of October. The observance originally began in 1945, and it was established by Harry S. Truman under a different name, “National… Read more »

30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been an essential piece of civil rights legislation since it was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The American with Disabilities Act helps prevent discrimination on the basis of one or more disabilities. What does this mean for people who have disabilities? This means that anyone who has… Read more »

Minnesota Employment Law: Challenges During Coronavirus Pandemic

Figures from the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) show that Minnesota’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.1% during the period that included March 12, 2020.  One week later on March 17, 2020, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) reported that the Minnesota Unemployment Office was receiving 2,000 applications per hour. Overnight, we’ve gone from a thriving, robust… Read more »

Pride Month: Fighting Discrimination In The Minnesota Workplace

June is Pride Month, and we know there are still major issues that members of the LGBTQ face. This Pride Month, we celebrate the accomplishments that have been made for the LGBTQ community, but we still have a long way to go. Wins for the LGBTQ community in the workplace were once small and rare…. Read more »

The Coronavirus and Your Job: Addressing Concerns

Businesses of all sizes, government officials, schools, and other entities are all taking it one day at a time as we try to get through this coronavirus pandemic. As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to increase each passing day, head officials are advising people to distance themselves with others and avoid large group… Read more »

Have You Been Discriminated Against Because Of Your Age?

Generally, when someone has several years’ worth of experience in a particular job field, an employer will view that person as someone who can add value to the workplace. These are the people who have a clear understanding of how the business works and what it will take to be a success. Also, they will… Read more »

Coronavirus vs. The Minnesota Workplace: What Is The Impact?

COVID-19 and its Symptoms Coronavirus(COVID-19) continues to be a global concern of epic proportions. Many people viewed the coronavirus as something that could be compared to the flu or pneumonia. However, the coronavirus is neither of those types of infections. Coronaviruses can range from  SARS-CoV, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, to the common cold. Some of… Read more »