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Minnesota Non-Compete Agreements

Non-Competes have become commonplace in the workplace in Minnesota and can be burdensome to employees and an effective way for employers to protect their business, employees, confidential information and trade secrets.  It is a myth that non-competes can’t be enforced against an employee and prevent the employee from working in […]

Severance Agreements

Using Severance Agreements: A severance agreement is a contract between an employer and an employee. In most situations, the employee will be giving up his or her right to sue the employer and the employee will be provided additional compensation, benefits or other consideration for giving up this right. The […]

Unemployment Claims

The Unemployment Compensation Law in Minnesota: An employment separation situation is when an individual’s employment ends for any reason such as lack of work, voluntary quitting or a termination.  In order to obtain unemployment insurance you must apply for it on line with the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program, www.uimn.org.  If […]

Severance Package Negotiations

If you are threatened with being fired or laid off from your employment, I can assist you with the process of negotiating a severance agreement. A Minnesota Severance Package is offered for various reasons, but some of the reasons include: The Employer has a policy of offering employees a Minnesota […]

Wrongful terminations in Minnesota

Minnesota is an employment "at-will" state. At will employment means an employee can quit for any reason and the employer can terminate an employee for any reason as long as that reason is not illegal. However, there are many exceptions to the at-will rule doctrine. The exceptions include when a […]

Overtime

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption rule will change on December 1, 2016.  The Department of Labor released its final rule on May 18, 2016, revising the overtime exemption regulations of the FLSA and making millions of exempt employees eligible for overtime pay.  The final overtime rule includes […]

Can I negotiate my vacation and sick time as pay as part of a severance if I am terminated?

It depends what your companies policies are.  Minnesota law does not give you the right to "cash in" your unused vacation or sick time when you leave employment. The companies that do have a policy regarding payment for unused leave usually make a distinction between employees who leave voluntarily, those […]

Negotiating Severance Agreements

A severance agreement is a contract entered into between a departing employee and his or her employer. Severance agreements are a common way for the two parties to end the employment relationship in an amicable manner. The severance agreement is a way that the employer can receive a release from […]

Severance Package Negotiations:

Minnesota is an employment "at-will" state. At will employment means an employee can quit for any reason and the employer can terminate an employee for any reason as long as that reason is not illegal. However, there are many exceptions to the at-will rule doctrine. The exceptions include when a […]

What to include in an Employee Handbook

An employee handbook is an effective way to educate your employees on the policies and procedures of the organization. Employee handbooks can serve many different purposes. They can set out the most important policies and procedures that protect the organization from legal liability and they can convey the organization’s history […]

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