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New DOL Rule Explains Work-Availability Requirement, Health Care Exemption for FFCRA Leave

On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued new regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FF… Read More
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Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Minneapolis' Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

On June 10, 2020, in its Minnesota Chamber of Commerce v. City of Minneapolis decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the City of Minneapolis’… Read More
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Minnesota Supreme Court Clarifies the "Severe-or Pervasive" Standard Application to Minnesota Human Rights Act Claims

On June 3, 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court released its long-awaited opinion in Kenneh v. Homeward Bound, a case that has been watched closely as ha… Read More
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Gov. Walz’s April 23 Order: A Small Step Toward Returning to Work

On April 23, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a new Executive Order aimed at permitting certain businesses deemed nonessential to return to wo… Read More
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Tax Credits and COVID-19: The IRS Weighs In

On March 31, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued the much-awaited “COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provid… Read More
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When Can a Small Business Avoid COVID-19 Leave Requirements? DOL Provides More Answers

As the federal government has continued to roll out its response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Labor (DOL) has continued t… Read More
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DOL Issues Q&A Guidance to Assist Employers in Complying with the FFCRA; Also, the CARES Act: What Employers Need to Know About the Newest U.S. Coronavirus Response

It’s a new world, and everything is changing very quickly. Earlier this week, we let you know about this poster that qualified employers must post i… Read More
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DOL Issues Poster for Employers Covered by the New Coronavirus Relief Law

Today (March 25, 2020), the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a new poster for employers to use to notify employees of their rights… Read More
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Coronavirus and Outbreak Preparation

If you’ve turned on the TV or opened a newspaper or web browser in the last month or so, you’ve heard of what the media is calling “the coronavi… Read More
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Year-End Reminders

With the end of the year very nearly upon us, here are a few employment law changes to keep in mind as your business heads into 2020: FLSA Overtime Ch… Read More
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