When are Employees Entitled to Wages & Commissions?
Employment Law

When are Employees Entitled to Wages & Commissions?

Employers Must Promptly Pay Wages to Ex-Employees Minnesota Statutes require that employees be paid promptly upon the termination of their employment. The actual date that payment must be made depends upon whether the employee quit the job or was terminated. If the employee is fired, payment must be made immediately. See Minnesota Statutes section 181.13….

Keeping Track of Overtime – The U.S. Department of Labor has an App for That
Employment Law

Keeping Track of Overtime – The U.S. Department of Labor has an App for That

On May 9, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it had come up with a new application for smart phones that will help employee keep track of their overtime. The free app is currently compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch. The Labor Department will explore updates that could enable similar versions for…

Minnesota Employee Separation Agreement FAQ
Employment Law

Minnesota Employee Separation Agreement FAQ

In this video, you get answers to these questions about separation agreements, also known as severance agreements: What is a severance agreement? What questions should you ask before signing a severance agreement? What are you agreeing to when signing a severance agreement? What do attorneys look for in a severance agreement? Introduction Often a business…

Minnesota Pregnancy Discrimination & Employee Rights
Employment Law

Minnesota Pregnancy Discrimination & Employee Rights

Pregnancy Discrimination Pregnancy itself can be an exciting, stressful, overwhelming experience. It also creates added stress for working women who have to decide how to tell their employer they are expecting and coordinate maternity leave. What happens when an employer is less than accommodating to a pregnant employee? Federal law provides that an employer cannot…

When is Your Employee Entitled to Overtime Pay? Minnesota Employment Attorney Explains
Employment Law

When is Your Employee Entitled to Overtime Pay? Minnesota Employment Attorney Explains

Most workers who are paid an hourly wage and work more than 40 hours in a 7-day work week must be paid overtime. When paying overtime, a business must pay at least one and one-half times the worker’s regular hourly rate. Generally, employers cannot provide “comp” pay instead of paying overtime. For those employers not…

Who Can Be Terminated, When, and Why?
Employment Law

Who Can Be Terminated, When, and Why?

Employment may be governed by a contract or, if none exists, basic rules of law. These basic rules have existed for centuries and provide an understanding of what will happen without a contract. At-Will Employment Default and Exceptions Unless there is an employment contract or agreement, employment in Minnesota is “at-will.” This means that either…

Minnesota Workers’ Comp Attorney: Claim Denials and Hearings
Employment Law

Minnesota Workers’ Comp Attorney: Claim Denials and Hearings

When you get injured on the job, you have a lot of questions. Are worker’s compensation benefits at issue? Can a worker be denied worker’s compensation benefits? Worker’s compensation benefits are often denied. Worker’s compensation insurers deny claims by filing a Notice of the Denial stating the reason for the denial. The Notice of the Denial…