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Minnesota enacts landmark legislation that leads the nation in promoting workplace fairness

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently executed comprehensive and progressive reforms to labor & employment law passed by the Minnesota Legislature during the 2023 legislative session. This transformative legislation, SF3035, enacts numerous and im… Read More

Supreme Court confirms that employers must pay the overtime rate to highly compensated “executives”

The Supreme Court recently ruled that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay the overtime rate to highly compensated employees when those employees work more than 40 hours in a given week – no matter how high the day-ra… Read More

State Attorneys General increasingly enforcing workplace rights and helping to make a just transition to renewable energy use

A recent report jointly prepared and issued by Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program and New York University School of Law’s State Energy & Environmental Impact Center underscores the importance of State Attorneys General in the cur… Read More

Creative agency enforcement aims to fill gaps in employment law protections

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), which traditionally focused on enforcing antitrust and consumer protection laws, recently and publicly declared its new priority of enforcing work-related protections. According to this new policy, the FTC is… Read More

DOL moves employment law in right direction

On July 30, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) rescinded a rule adopted under the prior Federal administration that limited when more than one company is responsible for wage theft, employee misclassification, or other violations… Read More

Economic analysis shows better enforcement needed to protect employee rights

The reports of widespread wage theft, employee misclassification, and employer retaliation have continued, if not increased, in recent years. Consequently, the results of a new study are both unsurprising and deeply troubling for those who seek workp… Read More

State attorneys general step up and expand enforcement efforts

In multiple ways since January 2017, as has been discussed here previously, the politically appointed leadership at the United States Department of Labor, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board,… Read More

Another contrived government shutdown compromises enforcement of workplace protections

After making a number of threats over the past year, the Trump Administration recently imposed a Federal government shutdown with no end in sight. The Trump Administration has forced the shutdown in an effort to extract money for the construction and… Read More

Mid-term election results mean the potential for more workplace rights and protections

In Minnesota and across the nation, progressive and other pro-employee candidates won many of the elections at the Local, State, and even Federal levels. That outcome could mean more workplace fairness – whether through agency enforcement actions,… Read More

The handouts for corporations continue

After pushing through a tax law that will cause a dramatic transfer of wealth to the richest individuals and largest corporations, the Trump administration is now evidently seeking to take more money out of the pockets of ordinary Americans. In parti… Read More