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The Minnesota Whistleblower Act & August 2017 Updates in Labor and Employment Law
August 11, 2017
This week, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a landmark unanimous opinion in Friedlander v. Edwards Lifesciences, LLC finding that an employee’s purpose for exposing an alleged illegality is no longer relevant to be afforded protection under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (the Act). 
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Be Careful About Waiving the Attorney-Client Privilege
June 29, 2017
Clients call me for advice on how to handle sticky situations with employees – that’s a major part of my job. And they know that our communications are subject to the sacred attorney-client privilege. But what companies need to understand is that this privilege might be waived by its corporate management, including officers and directors.
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New Executive Order Aimed at Increasing Number of Apprenticeships
June 20, 2017
The Executive Order signed by President Trump on June 15, 2017 aims to increase the number of apprenticeships and vocational programs by tenfold – from approximately 500,000 to 5 million during the next four years.
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DHS Rescinds DAPA Program and Makes Explicit Statement about DACA (And Then Backtracks Again)
June 19, 2017
On June 15, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum that formally ended litigation over former President Barack Obama’s 2014 program, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), and the expansion of DACA.
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June 2017 Updates in Labor and Employment Law
June 13, 2017
Yesterday, June 12, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor, now headed up by President Donald Trump appointee Alexander Acosta, published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to rescind the so-called “persuader rule”.
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Update: What’s Happening to 2016 Rules and Regulations with the New Administration?
June 12, 2017
As the new administration is reaching its six month anniversary, we thought it would be helpful to update you on a number of the new rules and requirements that employers were preparing for going into 2017.
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Tweets Follow

Oct 16

New #SHRM Federal Court Report: EEOC’s Investigative Authority Continues After Case Otherwise Resolved. https://t.co/0tGhAvfchi

Oct 16

New #SHRM Federal Court Report: Employee Who Did Not Respond to Employer Loses ADA, FMLA Claims. https://t.co/De04euFZBx

Oct 04

October Immigration Update: H-1B premium processing, new interview requirements, and I-9 update. https://t.co/L6rojItPsz