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Proving Employment Discrimination: The Basics

Despite many strides over the years, employment discrimination continues to be a problem here in the Twin Cities area and across the country. For example, the Washington Post reports that there were over one million discrimination complaints filed between 2010 and 2017. Filing a complaint and proving your case are entirely different, which is why you should keep the… Read more »

What’s A Non-Compete Agreement?

People get a lot of papers to sign when they first hire on with a company. You may, however, be surprised when your new employer presents you with a non-compete agreement, sometimes called a restrictive covenant, as part of the hiring process. Here are a few things you should know about these types of agreements…. Read more »

Your Minnesota Employee Rights Regarding Meals and Break Periods

Meal breaks and rest periods are among the most misunderstood and abused of all the employee rights. In part, because many employers feel that their requirement to supply these breaks is up for interpretation. While the timing and length of these breaks can vary, Minnesota employees have an absolute right to meal breaks and rest… Read more »

Guidelines for Finding the Right Employment Law Attorney

If you’ve ever had to find an employment law attorney, you know how stressful this decision can be because not having the right person to represent you can affect your financial security. Since there are a multitude of employment law attorneys from which to choose, making the correct choice can be difficult if you don’t… Read more »

When Might I Need the Services of an Employment Attorney?

You may feel like you have been discriminated at work on wrongfully terminated, or some other situation that has adversely affected your employment. Your first instinct is probably to speak with an employment attorney before making any next steps, but how can they help? WHAT DOES AN EMPLOYMENT LAWYER DO? Employment lawyers represent employees in… Read more »

Minnesota Workplace Harassment Lawyers

Though you deserve a safe and friendly work environment, there are times when your employer and other employees can make your place of employment uncomfortable and stressful. You can’t always do anything about it (other than move on). However, there are times when you may feel singled out due to your identity. If you are… Read more »

What Qualifies as Job Discrimination?

When it comes to the workplace, fair treatment should be the order of the day. Everything from getting hired for a job, to being promoted to a new position, to being demoted or even terminated, needs to be based on objective standards. However, that ideal has rarely been the case in a practical sense. Discrimination… Read more »

How Do You Prove Disparate Treatment?

What is Disparate Treatment? If an employee makes a claim of disparate treatment against his employer, it means that he believes that his employer has discriminated against him based on his membership in a protected class (race, religion, gender, national origin, sexuality, disability or other “difference”).  The employee can make such a claim under Title VII… Read more »

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 »