Many employers have a policy in their employee handbook or in employment agreements that requires an employee to devote their full time to the employer’s business (i.e. no “moonlighting”). For example:

Except as hereinafter provided, the Employee shall at all times during the continuance of this Agreement devote her full time to the conduct of

By Phyllis Karasov and Silas Petersen

On October 26, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final rule redefining “joint employers” under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  Approved three-to-one along partisan lines, the new rule mirrors the Board’s proposed rule that was published in September 2022.  The new rule expands the definition

In previous posts, we have discussed changes enacted by the Minnesota legislature regarding employment law.  The legislature also passed a number of bills which, although perhaps less significant than the ban on non-compete agreements, legalizing cannabis and providing paid sick and safe time, are still important for employers to know.

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The Minnesota legislature has enacted a statute rendering noncompetition agreements in the employment context unenforceable, provided they are entered into after the effective date.  Governor Walz is expected to sign the bill.  The legislation applies to all future covenants not to compete and will take effect on July 1, 2023.  Consequently, this new statute does not apply to

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made two announcements recently that should be of concern to all employers with employees not represented by a union.  The first announcement was made by the NLRB General Counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo, who announced that she will seek to overturn an employer’s ability to enforce mandatory employee meetings during an

After much hand wringing, negotiation and name-calling, Congress has passed its second COVID-19 stimulus package, which was signed by President Trump on Sunday, December 27, 2020. For months, clients have been asking whether the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) will be renewed or whether it will expire on December 31. We now have the

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an ever-changing, difficult situation for many people. Employers are being forced to make difficult decisions affecting the lives of employees—people about whom they care deeply. As government officials attempt to respond to and mitigate the pandemic, many of you are having to dramatically cut or eliminate employee hours or even

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.htmlUpdated 3/16/2020

An employer’s response to the coronavirus pandemic can change from day-to-day, depending on guidance and recommendations issued by the CDC, state departments of health, OSHA and the World Health Organization.

The questions employers are asking are changing depending on the day, as are the answers!

Can employers question their employees about their recent