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Minneapolis Office of Wessels Sherman is Piling Up Victories for Our Clients in 2016

By James B. Sherman / September 30, 2016

Believe it or not, we here at Wessels Sherman are reluctant to toot our own horn the way others in our profession are known to do. However, a recent spate of victories by our Minneapolis office on behalf of some very happy clients – in arbitration, in court, and before federal and state agencies in…

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Class Action Waiver Clauses in Arbitration Agreements Face Further Scrutiny

By James B. Sherman / September 30, 2016

Arbitration agreements are a common tool many employers use as an alternative to going to court to resolve disputes with their employees. Arbitration has the potential to be a faster, cheaper, and more private way to resolve disputes, with more finality. One of the biggest advantages many employers see in arbitration is the ability to…

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DOL Remains in the Spotlight, Settling Wage and Hour Claims Brought by Its Own Employees and Fighting Opposition to its Controversial New Overtime Rule

By James B. Sherman / September 30, 2016

September 2016 The Department of Labor recently paid $7 million to settle claims that it failed to pay DOL employees overtime for time they were “suffered or permitted to work,” dating back to 2006. The DOL is the government agency that enforces the FLSA’s requirements that employers pay minimum wage and overtime based on “hours…

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EEOC Sues Employer, Providing Reminder that Employers May Need to Provide Accommodations for Pregnant Employees

By James B. Sherman / September 22, 2016

Although pregnancy itself is not a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, pregnancy-related conditions that substantially limit an employee’s major life activities, even temporarily, may entitle the employee to accommodations for her condition. If a pregnant employee states that she cannot work, or cannot perform certain job functions, employers should engage in an interactive…

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Job Opening – Associate Attorney – Minneapolis Office

By James B. Sherman / September 9, 2016

Regional Management-side Labor and Employment Law Firm seeks an Associate Attorney with a minimum of 2 years of increasingly responsible experience, for its Minneapolis office. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal, research and writing skills, a strong academic background and ability to work as part of a team. Experience in labor law and/or complex employment litigation…

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