Effective January 1, 2019, the Minnesota Legislature has added a work-related injury presumption to the workers’ compensation statute for certain types of public employees who are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).   The positions for which the PTSD presumption applies include: licensed police officer/deputy/Minnesota State Patrol, firefighter, paramedic, emergency medical technician, public safety dispatcher,

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

A coalition of Minnesota DFL legislators is proposing a bill that would ensure all employees in Minnesota have paid family and sick leave.  The DFL proposal would establish a state insurance program which would offer employees in Minnesota up to 80% of their pay for up to 12 weeks a year for pregnancy or medical

In Minnesota, it is not uncommon for smaller municipalities, counties, townships or school districts to enter into joint powers agreements with another small entity for purposes of providing better services to its citizens.  A joint powers agreement establishes a board which has the power to receive and expend funds, enter contracts, and hire employees, creating