In Minnesota the long-standing rule is that continuation of employment by itself, is insufficient consideration for a non-compete agreement entered into after employment has commenced.  Minnesota employers have always been able to require new employees to enter into non-compete agreements in exchange for starting a job.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled the continuation of at-will

Student debt relief has recently surfaced as the newest workplace benefit.  Traditional workplace benefits include: health insurance, retirement plans, vacation and sick leave, and paid holiday time.  Now, more companies are looking for new ways to entice and retain millennial employees, and one new trend is for employers to offer financial assistance with school loans. 

I had a call from a client last week asking about whether there was a good format to use for drafting a disciplinary letter to give to an employee.  I advised her there was and suggested the following format:

  • Start with an accurate statement of the facts including: what happened, when it happened, etc… Make

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit upheld the district court’s award of summary judgment in favor of the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS).  Mr. Fischer was a janitor for the Minneapolis Public School from 2008-2010.  In 2010, Mr. Fischer was laid off for fiscal reasons.  In December 2011, Mr. Fischer was notified he

Employer, JAB, Inc. (a.k.a. Future Concepts Studio and Spa) hired Sara Naegle in 2007 as a stylist.  In 2010, Ms. Naegle was asked to sign a non-solicitation and confidential information agreement.  Ms. Naegle understood her only option was to sign the agreement, and she was not advised of any benefit she would receive after signing

file0001730089237 (1)The Minneapolis Star Tribune recently reported on an investigation it did into Minneapolis Public School employees’ use of district credit cards.  The Star Tribune reviewed six months of school expense records including credit card purchases totaling $1.5 million dollars.  The newspaper discovered many of the school district employees failed to follow proper expense reporting policies,

You can’t miss all the yard signs promoting candidates for mayor, city council, or state representative in my neighborhood.  Every other house seems to have at least one, and some have two.  In addition, my mailbox is over-flowing with the political advertisements saying why I should vote for “that” candidate, and of course, don’t forgot