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Labor & Employment Law E-News

Volume 27 | Issue 1

 

 

Articles

Minnesota Tort & Contract Cases –

  • DATWA Wrongful Discharge Claims Subject to Six-Year Statute of Limitations
  • Claim for Threatening to Discharge Employee for Seeking Workers’ Compensation Benefits Recognized
  • Breach of Non-Compete Agreement Does Not “Reset” the Non-Compete Period
  • Minnesota Whistleblower Act Amended
    Read more...

 

Public Sector –

  • Eighth Circuit: Qualified Immunity from Constitutional Claim
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals
    • Tortious Interference with Contract Claim against University of Minnesota Must Be Brought to Court of Appeals
    • Disqualification of Health Care Worker for Criminal Conviction
    • Teacher’s Rights When School Partially Withdraws from Educational Cooperative
      Read more...

 

State Discrimination –

  • Sexual Harassment Standard of Review; Aiding and Abetting Liability
  • Marital Status Discrimination: Actions of a Nonemployee Spouse vs. Actions of Employee
  • Cat’s Paw Theory
  • Disability Discrimination:  Failure to Show Materially Limiting Impairment
  • Good Faith Belief – Legitimate Nondiscriminatory Reason
    Read more...

 

Title VII Update –

  • Supreme Court Ruling on Retaliation
  • Cat’s Paw Retaliation Case
    Read more...

                                                              
Unemployment Compensation –

  • Impact of “Severance” versus “Settlement” Payments
    Read more...

 

Wage and Hour –

  • Supreme Court Dismisses FLSA Class Case Based on Mootness of Named Plaintiff’s Claim
  • Eighth Circuit
    • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Determines Applicability of Motor Carrier Exemption Act
    • Donning-and-Doffing and Walking Time Not Compensable Per CBA
  • Minnesota Supreme Court

 

Family and Medical Leave Action

  • Interference and Retaliation Claims Where Employer Returns Employee to Post-leave Job with “Materially Different” Duties
    Read more...

 

Federal Labor Management –

  • Eighth Circuit Decisions Involving Region 18 Cases
  • Board Decisions Involving Region 18 Unfair Labor Practice Complaints
  • ALJ Decisions Involving Region 18 Unfair Labor Practice Complaints
  • Post-Election Decisions Involving Representation Issues
    Read more...

 

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

  • Comparator Evidence is Fact Issue for Trial
  • Manager’s Age-Related Comment and Denial of Summary Judgment
  • Stale Supervisor’s Age-Related Comments Insufficient to Block Summary Judgment
  • Inability to Show Qualified for Job Leads to Dismissal of ADEA Claim
  • Older Replacement Justifies Dismissal of Claim
    Read more...

 

Equal Pay Act

  • EEOC Files EPA Lawsuit Against Royal Tire, Inc. in Minnesota
  • Denial of Summary Judgment
  • Statute of Limitations Can’t Be Contractually Shortened
  • Rejection of Salary System Defense
    Read more...

 

 Disability Discrimination

  • Hospital Worker Not Qualified Because of Epileptic Seizures
  • Job Task Essential Even Though Rarely Performed
  • Non-Decisionmakers’ Comments Not Direct Evidence or Evidence of Pretext
  • Minnesota Court Adopts Good Faith Belief Standard
    Read more...

 

 

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