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Supreme Court Rules: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Illegal

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

On June 15th, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation is illegal under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and ...

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Guidance for Minnesota Employers: Safely Returning to Work

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

Minnesota’s stay at home order and social distancing measures have helped slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state. Recognizing the economic impact of these life-saving measures, especially for employees in non-critical sectors or without the ability to work from home, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-40, effective April 27, 2020, as a first step ...

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CARES Act Summary: Increased and Expanded Unemployment Insurance Benefits

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

NOTE: The information in this Alert is current as of April 7, 2020, 8:00 am Central Time. This is a rapidly-evolving situation and circumstances and guidance may change. President Trump signed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provides $2.2 trillion of ...

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What It Means for Employers

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

Effective as of April 1, 2020 and providing leave benefits through December 31, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Response Act”) includes several key provisions impacting employers and their employees regarding paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave. This Alert provides a summary of the key provisions.

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Employer Policy Considerations for COVID-19

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

As COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, becomes more widespread throughout the United States, employers must consider and implement policies to combat COVID-19 transmission in the workplace and protect their employees. If you do not currently have policies in place, below are some of the primary issues to consider.

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Minneapolis Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

Winthrop & Weinstine employment attorneys explain the Minneapolis Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance, set to take effect January 1, 2020.

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FLSA Overtime Exemption Salary Threshold Update

By: Mark A. Pihart

Winthrop & Weinstine employment law attorneys explain the impact of the overtime exemption rules issued by the Department of Labor, effective January 2020.

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Employer Action Required to Comply With Minnesota Hands-Free Cellphone Law

By: Mark A. Pihart

Employment Law attorneys Mark Pihart, Laura Pfeiffer and Rachel Brygger discuss details of Minnesota's new Hands-Free Bill and what employers will need to do to stay in compliance.

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Minnesota Wage Payment And Recordkeeping Law Creates New Employer Requirements

By: Mark A. Pihart

Employment Law attorneys Mark Pihart, Laura Pfeiffer and Rachel Brygger lay out the new employer requirements created by Minnesota's Jobs and Economic Development Omnibus Bill, which goes into effect as of July 1, 2019.

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Federal Judge Suspends FLSA Overtime Rule

A preliminary injunction was issued just 10 days before the DOL's final rule on overtime exemptions was to take effect.

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Employer Action Required to Ensure Continued Protection Under the New Federal Trade Secrets Act

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act ("DTSA") into law, which provides a federal cause of action for an employer to enforce their trade secrets.

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FLSA Overtime Exemption Salary Threshold Update

Department of Labor issued a rule on overtime exemption to impact more than 4 million American workers and their employers.

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