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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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Your Boss Is Big Brother, Part 2

I recently saw this article about how access to the internet, the use of social media and how important connectivity is so important to the next generation of workers.  These “digital natives” as they are sometimes referred, would prefer a … Continue reading

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Simply Being At The Center Of A Storm Doesn’t Provide A Cause Of Action.

According to reports, Michael Brodkorb, the former communications chief of the Minnesota Senate and and deputy chair of the state Republican party, has hired attorneys to pursue potential legal claims relating to his termination from his position in the Senate.  … Continue reading

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"They encourage you to report something and when you do, it seems as if it’s taken out on you…."

According to the New York Times, those were the words used by Warren Glover, a former NBA security director and former police officer, in his attempt to explain his termination as a long time NBA security director following his reports … Continue reading

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Your Friend Is Wrong: A Non-Compete Agreement Is Typically Enforceable in Minnesota

I probably get three or four phone calls a month from individuals who are unhappy at work, are thinking about making a change in their employment but wonder if that non-compete agreement they signed a year ago is really enforceable.  The conversation … Continue reading

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Petition To "Save Thanksgiving" Delivered To Target

The online petition started by a Target employee in Omaha, Nebraska, to push back the time that Target’s retail stores opened on “Black Friday” was delivered to the company’s corporate offices today.  I previously wrote about the petition which seeks to have … Continue reading

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Protests, Petitions and Employment: Retail Workers Call For Black Friday Reprieve

Two giant Minnesota-based retailers – Target and Best Buy – face a groundswell of protest and online petitions from their own employees who are objecting at having to work on Thanksgiving and the early morning hours of “Black Friday.”  These … Continue reading

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The Penn State Sex Scandal and You: Are You a Mandated Reporter?

Recent allegations that Jerry Sandusky, a famous assistant football coach at Penn State University who worked under “Legendary” Head Coach Joe Paterno for years has been charged with numerous counts of sexually abusing young boys on and off the Penn … Continue reading

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He Said / She Said: More lessons from Herman Cain

A fourth woman has come forward and publicly accused GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexually inappropriate conduct that allegedly took place in July 1997 while he was president/CEO of the National Restaurant Association (NRA).  Sharon Bialek, a former employee of a foundation associated … Continue reading

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Herman Cain and Sex Harassment

The media has been abuzz about the sex harassment allegations made against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain while he was head of the National Restaurant Association back in the late 1990’s.  Reports now say that one of the women who … Continue reading

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