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HR Management

Establish—and follow—standard policy for releasing employee records

It’s not unusual for former employees or their prospective employers to ask for copies of personnel records. Make sure you follow a consistent policy that regulates how, when and to whom such records may be released.

Eden Prairie, Minn. firm settles wrongful termination suits

Starkey Laboratories, an Eden Prairie, Minnesota maker of hearing aids, has settled two wrongful termination lawsuits that followed the sacking of several top executives two years ago.

‘Criminal’ doesn’t get Title VII protection

For an applicant to sue under Title VII, she can’t merely allege that she suffered because of having a criminal record.
Employment Law

After Minnesota Supreme Court ruling, new rules for whistleblowers

A unanimous Minnesota Supreme Court decision has made it considerably easier for workers to file—and win—whistleblower lawsuits under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act.
Compensation & Benefits

When workers’ comp, illegal status collide

Federal law requires employers to verify that employees are eligible to work in the United States. It’s unlawful to knowingly hire anyone without authorization. But what happens if an employee’s ineligibility is only discovered in the course of investigating a workers’ compensation claim?
Employee Relations

Employers like open space, employees don’t

Wide open spaces aren’t all they’re cracked up to be in the office, a new survey of workers shows. Employees polled by staffing firm Robert Half said open floor plans are among the least productive and most stressful work environments.
Article Archives

Minneapolis minimum wage to reach $15 by 2024

EEOC says Cargill violated Muslim workers’ rights

Single ethnic slur constitutes misconduct

8th Circuit backs NLRB: What happens on the picket line stays on the picket line

Don’t assume you know what women want

Workers give high marks to executive leaders

With Emanuel confirmed, NLRB now at full strength

Nearly a third of employers offer vacation time donation

Snapshot: Americans perceive their standard of living improving

Time to review your marijuana testing policy?

How to question a witness about a workplace incident

Office ‘desk sensors:’ Legal, but an employee turnoff

In-person interview needed for job-based green card

More reverse bias cases under Trump administration

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