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Social Media In The Workplace

I have previously posted about the intersection of social media and the workplace.  Prior posts are here and here.  Recently, however, there has been a lot of buzz around how employers are attempting to obtain from employees or prospective employees … Continue reading

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Is Wisconsin’s War Just On Women?

Wisconsin’s Democrats have been claiming that Governor Scott Walker recently signed a law repealing Wisconsin’s Equal Pay Enforcement Act as part of Republican’s “war on women.”  I covered this issue in some prior posts (here and here) as the law … Continue reading

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Obamacare At The Supreme Court: Get A Life

In a recent post, Adam Gillette at the Gillette-Torvik blog provides a fantastic reason we should ignore the theatrics and spin arising from the Supreme Court oral arguments on Obamacare and get out and enjoy our unseasonably warm spring. 

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Brodkorb Case, Ctd.

I was recently interviewed by Minnesota Lawyer, a weekly newspaper for Minnesota’s legal community, on the Brodkorb case which I have posted on in the past here, here and here.  The article in which I was quoted is here.  The … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Proposed Right To Work Law: What The Heck Is This Thing?

You may have heard that the Minnesota legislature is considering passing a law or having us vote on a constitutional amendment making Minnesota a Right To Work (RTW) state. RTW laws essentially allow people to opt out of joining a … Continue reading

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Senate Scandal Post Script

I have one more thought about Former Minnesota Senate Communications Director Michael Brodkorb’s potential legal claims against the Senate. Specifically related to the potential damages he may recover. At the end of this recent article, Brodkorb’s attorney justifies the half … Continue reading

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Update: Senate Sex Scandal

I had previously posted about the circumstances surrounding the resignation of former Senate Minority Leader Amy Koch and the termination of her staffer Michael Brodkorb.  Brodkorb had previously threatened possible litigation, but it was unclear at the time what the … Continue reading

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What Do A YouTube Video, Kickboxing, The Burnsville School District And A $255,000 Settlement Have In Common?

The folks in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District are up in arms over a settlement payment made to the District’s departing human resources director Tania Z. Chance.  As first reported, Chance was paid approximately $254,000 to leave her job, which is … Continue reading

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The Twin Cities Employment Market Is On The Rise

While not directly related to Minnesota Employment Law, a recent article on MinnPost.com discusses a recent study by the Met Council looking at the last 12 years of employment data for the 7 county twin cities area.  The study showed some positive signs of … Continue reading

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Minnesota Is Still Better Than Wisconsin

I truly appreciate it when anyone reads this blog, whether they agree with me or not.  And I especially appreciate receiving feedback about the issues I’ve raised.  To that end, my cousin, Scott Welsh, who is a Wisconsin business owner … Continue reading

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