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
The Future of the FFCRA
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…
Unemployment Compensation and COVID-19
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…
Employment Law Implications of Coronavirus
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
Tick Tock: A New Year’s Resolution for All Employers with Employees Who Work in Minneapolis
With the coming New Year, it is a perfect time for Minnesota employers to ensure that they are complying with the new laws and ordinances that affect employment in the state. This post is intended to highlight a few areas that deserve particular focus as 2019 comes to a close.
Minneapolis Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance
Congress is Considering a Bill Which Would Significantly Alter the Labor Law Landscape
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…