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Final Warning to Implement Policy Changes for Minneapolis and St. Paul Sick Time / Safe Laws

By Wessels Sherman / June 22, 2017

On behalf of Wessels Sherman posted in Employee Benefits on Sunday, June 25, 2017. In 2016, both Minneapolis and St. Paul passed city ordinances requiring private employers to provide their employees with paid sick time / safe time. These ordinances, despite opposition in the courts and in the legislature, go into effect on July 1,…

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Trump Names a New Chair to Head the EEOC

By Wessels Sherman / June 22, 2017

President Trump has appointed Janet Dhillon, an attorney from the mega law firm, Jones Day, to serve as Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Dhillon’s background with a law firm that represents businesses is expected to bring a better appreciation of employers and the challenges they face in complying with a growing number…

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President Trump Appoints MN Supreme Court Justice to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

By Wessels Sherman / May 8, 2017

On May 8th President Trump began nominating judges to fill more than 125 existing vacancies in the nation’s federal courts. Among his first 10 nominees following the recent appointment of Justice Neal Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, is our own Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras, whom the President nominated to a seat on…

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State of Labor Unions in America

By Wessels Sherman / October 31, 2016

ARE UNIONS DEAD? In the private sector, if they are not dead, they are in a near death condition. Latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor show that private sector unions now represent LESS THAN 8% of workers. A number of profound changes have occurred that have contributed to the death spiral for private…

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