Workers with mysterious facesYou probably think that your employees are limited to the people listed on your payroll. But under the joint-employer standard, one business’s employees can be imputed as another business’s employees for the purpose of employment laws and regulations. Earlier this week, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) announced its final rule for determining joint-employer status

The Minnesota Supreme Court, the state’s highest court, decided to uphold the minimum wage ordinance which was enacted by the City of Minneapolis back in 2017 and which will eventually require Minneapolis employers to pay workers $15.00 per hour.  Those Minneapolis-based employers which were holding out hope that the Minneapolis ordinance would ultimately not be

In December 2018, President Trump made his third appointment to the NLRB, giving the Republicans a majority on the five-person Board. 2019 has seen a number of Board decisions in which the Board reversed or narrowed its decisions made by a Board which was controlled by Democratic appointees.

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In 2014, the NLRB

Whether a business’s employees are represented by a union or not, all employers should be concerned about the pending Protecting the Right to Organize Act (“PRO Act”) being considered by Congress.  If enacted, the PRO Act will alter fundamental principles of labor law and significantly prejudice the rights of employers. Supporters of the PRO Act

The U.S. Department of Labor announced this week a final rule making an additional estimated 1.2 million workers eligible for overtime pay.  The final rule, effective January 1, 2020, marks the first update to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) minimum wage and overtime pay thresholds in 15 years.

The final rule updates the “white

Most of us have driven behind or next to a driver who is talking on a cell phone.  Some of you have driven with a cell phone leaning on your ear.  Obviously, a cell phone can be distracting and can be a factor in an accident.

The Minnesota legislature decided to reduce the threat that

Earlier this month, we issued an article entitled, “Minnesota Enacts New Wage Theft Laws and Employee Notice Requirements.” Please click here to read the article. This article detailed sweeping new laws regarding wage theft, and requirements that employers provide employees detailed information regarding their employment at the commencement of their employment, as well as at