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EPLI Coverage: If You Like Us, Let Them Know

By Alan E. Seneczko / June 16, 2017

Over the last ten years or so, Employment Practice Liability Insurance (“EPLI”) has become a more and more common form of insurance coverage for businesses. Unlike traditional sources of coverage, which insure against risks associated with business operations, products, work injuries, hazards, etc., EPLI covers an employer against liability stemming from employment practices, such as…

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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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Illinois Legislative Stupidity

By Walter J. Liszka / March 20, 2017

As everyone is very well aware, the State of Illinois, due to the intransigency of Governor Rauner and Speaker of the House Madigan, has been without a budget for over twenty (20) months. Both Governor Rauner and Speaker of the House Madigan are acting like two (2) little children playing in the sandbox who cannot…

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Government Business Costs

By Walter J. Liszka / November 11, 2016

Over the last number of years, businesses have been hammered by various Government entities (Local, County, State, and Federal) with regard to establishing new policies or procedures that increase the cost of business operation. There is no doubt that the implementation of Obamacare, Tax Increases, increased Medicare/Medicaid contributions, and Executive Orders over the past four…

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Best Practices Employers Can Use in Advance of Election Day, to Satisfy Minnesota’s Time Off Work to Vote Statute While Also Minimizing Disruptions to Their Operations

By James B. Sherman / October 26, 2016

Election Day is fast approaching – Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Like most states, Minnesota has a law that protects employees’ rights to be absent from work for a sufficient amount of time to be able to vote. Under the Minnesota law, employees have the right to “be absent from work for the time necessary to…

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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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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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Employer’s New Dilemma – Working With Others?

By Walter J. Liszka / June 1, 2015

There are a vast number of employers who have had to deal with employee issues related, in some way, to an “employee disability”. There are very few situations arising under a workman’s compensation scenario that do not require the employer to make “reasonable accommodation” to an individual who is returning to work from a workman’s…

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The Birds and the Bees

By Walter J. Liszka / May 10, 2015

In springtime, it is a very good time for employers to give consideration of how to manage “office romances” and avoid potential liability that may result from them. Remember that in the current and constantly changing work environment, these “office romances” may not just involve the traditional male and female (they may involve two members…

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Employee Debt – The Bane of Employers

By Walter J. Liszka / November 15, 2014

While most of us believe that the “Great Recession” is finally at an end, millions of Americans are still experiencing the pressures of employee debt. Every state in the United States has legislation creating the opportunity for an organization to “legally collect the financial obligations owed by an employee through our legal system” (for example,…

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