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HR Management

Location affects employers’ likelihood of being sued

A new study of employment practices disputes and litigation by Hiscox insurance researchers found that businesses in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Nevada, New Mexico and California face the highest risk of being sued by their employees when compared to the national average.

Who’s controlling the interview: You or the candidate?

When you interview with a résumé in front of you, the applicant controls the interview. You naturally find yourself referring to the résumé throughout the interview and asking questions related to that information. That’s exactly what the applicant wants.
Employment Law

Line up timing, consideration to make noncompetes binding

Unless you get expert help drafting the agreement, your noncompete agreement may backfire. If you don’t follow Minnesota rules, you may end up with a contract that’s invalid and can’t be enforced.
Compensation & Benefits

When it comes to unemployment benefits, angry outburst isn’t reason enough to quit

Courts will always examine employment issues through the lens of one question: Would an average, reasonable worker have quit under the circumstances, choosing to become unemployed?
Employee Relations

4 ways to inject more oversight into flexible work arrangements

Employers may perceive flex schedules as a key retention tool, but they’re no longer shy about insisting that day-to-day productivity can’t suffer because of an employee’s altered schedule.

We don’t want to fire, can we require retirement?

Q. An older employee has been having significant performance issues during the performance cycle. She is eligible for retirement, but does not want to retire. Can we require her to retire in lieu of termination?
Article Archives

Minneapolis temp agency settles overtime pay dispute

Reassignment can be post-FMLA accommodation

Paid suspension is hardly ‘intolerable’

Federal court rules: No Constitutional right to deny service to same-sex couples

Minnesota Supreme Court affirms MFLSA: Employers can’t force employees to share tips

Move affecting income might be retaliation

No critical comments about employee’s spouse

Fired black exec sues Thrivent for discrimination

$1.8 million fine for fatal explosion

Senate tax proposal includes paid family leave measure

Acosta tells House he backs higher OT threshold, generally

Give ‘coupons’ to celebrate on a budget

Court: Average weekly pay must meet minimum wage

Large companies phasing out salary history queries

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