Paying employees properly is a primary responsibility for Minnesota employers. Not only does it reflect well on the company, it also prevents costly legal battles and protects workers' rights.
Under both federal and Minnesota state law, employers cannot discriminate against an individual in terms of employment because of that person's age. A person falls into the age-protected class as soon as they reach the ripe old age of 40.
Starting a business is an exciting--and stressful--endeavor. When you are just starting, you may be relying on yourself and only a couple of other people. As your business grows, you may need to take on more people to help keep the progress going. As that happens, it will be important for you to understand how to classify the potentially different types of workers on your team.
The holiday season is here, and that means many employers will be dealing with issues like reduced productivity, holiday party plans, and end-of-year priorities that demand attention.
There is a familiar saying that it's not always what you know, but who you know. Personal connections can be valuable, which is why many business owners in Minnesota may consider hiring a family member.
Employers have the right to create a work environment and job requirements they feel will best promote the company's best interests. However, when doing so, it is crucial to have legal guidance so that you can be confident that any rules or policies you put in place comply with state and federal employment laws.
It is illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of a person's protected class. Doing so opens an employer up to litigation. Below, we briefly examine discrimination laws and the basic elements you should understand if you are a business owner or employer in Minnesota.
No employer wants to lose talented, effective employees. Not only is it disappointing to lose a valued worker, but it can also cost more to hire and train someone to take that person's place than it is to retain the employee.
There are countless online platforms where people can express themselves, from social media profiles to comment sections on news websites. Unfortunately, not everyone realizes just how much their online statements can affect their offline lives.
When a company hires or promotes someone to a management role, it likely reflects that person's skills, knowledge, and training in a particular area. However, management is about more than being skilled or performing better than others in that one area in which they have worked. It is also a role that comes with important responsibilities, such as addressing employment matters in accordance with the law.