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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 »

Are You Being Discriminated Against In Your Minnesota Workplace?

Federal laws and state laws are put in place to stop employers from discriminating against a job candidate or a current employee because of the following: race gender religion sexual orientation gender identity pregnancy physical or other disability age While one may think the above types of discrimination were once a thing of the past,… Read more »

Minnesota Employment Law: Workplace Retaliation

Employees all across the world would like to firmly believe that if they acknowledge and address any wrongdoing, discrimination, or harassment that they would be protected at all times. However, many employees were on the wrong end of the situation when everything was over. Workplace discrimination is alive and well. Unfortunately, so is workplace retaliation…. Read more »

Find the Best Employment Lawyer in Minnesota for Your Case

In life, we believe that one will always be rewarded for hard work. However, what we believe does not always happen. What happens when hard work is not always rewarded? Sometimes job applicants and employees are not always rewarded for their hard work and their efforts. Every job applicant is not given a fair chance,… Read more »

Minnesota Employment Law: Workplace Discrimination

At Villaume & Schiek, we have represented a significant number of employees and we are always ready and prepared to hold an employer accountable for the actions that have taken place. We understand what it takes to handle issues that take place in the workplace. We know how important it is for our clients to be… Read more »