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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 […]

What to do if you are terminated from your job.

Minnesota is an employment “at will” state. Minnesota is an employment "at will" state which means the employer can fire any employee for any reason as long as that reason is not illegal and the employee can quit for any reason. However, there are numerous reasons that a termination may […]

Are you eligible for unemployment benefits?

If you were to quit your job and apply for unemployment insurance benefits in Minnesota, would you be granted benefits? If you voluntarily quit your employment, you may not be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. If you quit, you are disqualified from benefits unless you can show you quit because […]

Filing a Minnesota Department of Human Rights Act Complaint

The Department of Human Rights investigates charges of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services, education, credit, and business contracts. It is illegal to discriminate against someone because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, receipt of public assistance, […]

EEO Employment Investigations

Every business, no matter what size, should have an Anti-Harassment/Discrimination policy prohibiting harassment or discrimination in the workplace.  Even an employer of a few employees should have policies prohibiting harassment and discrimination in the workplace.  That policy should include the process by which the complaint will be investigated and how […]

Wrongful Termination Claims in Minnesota

The following is a list of possible employment law claims an employee who has been terminated from work might have.  If an employee is terminated an attorney should review the matter to determine whether the employee who is being terminated may have one of these claims. Any and all liability […]

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 […]

Unemployment Benefits

If you quit your employment you jeopardize your chances of being eligible for unemployment benefits.  If you quit your job you will not be eligible for unemployment benefits unless the quit falls into one of the following categories: Good reason caused by the employer (one that would compel an average […]

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