Fourteen years ago, in Lee v. Fresenius Med. Care, 741 N.W.2d 117 (Minn. 2007), the Minnesota Supreme Court held that an employer’s obligation to pay out unused paid time off (PTO) to an employee at termination depends on what the employer’s PTO policy dictates. The holding was consistent with Minnesota law as it did not require employers to offer any PTO to employees. The issue of whether PTO is owed at time of termination is a question of contract, and employers can set the terms with a carefully drafted policy.
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On February 3, 2021, the Minnesota Supreme Court held in Hall v. City of Plainview that a general disclaimer that a handbook should not be construed as a contract may not be effective to prevent a paid time off (PTO) policy contained in the handbook from forming a contract.
St. Paul has joined the growing list of cities limiting fees food delivery platforms can earn during the COVID-19 pandemic. In enacting its ordinance, St. Paul follows fellow Minnesota cities Minneapolis and Edina, as well as several other cities around the country.
By a vote of 7-0, the St.
To start off the new year, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed Executive Order 21-01 (Protecting Recent Progress and Cautiously Resuming Certain Activities) on January 6, 2021, easing some of the current restrictions imposed under Executive Order 20-103 Extending and Modifying Executive Order 20-99 and continuing the state’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The growth of freelance work has exploded in recent years and shows no signs of stopping. Effective January 1, 2021, a new ordinance that could have a significant impact on independent contractors and the companies with which they work took effect in the City of Minneapolis after the Minneapolis
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has issued a new order (Executive Order 20-103 Extending and Modifying Executive Order 20-99) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to extend the four-week dial-back period on certain activities under Executive Order 20-99 through 11:59 p.m. on January 10, 2021, with some modifications. The new order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. on December 18, 2020.
On November 18, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz dialed back Minnesota’s phased reopening and ongoing loosening of COVID-19–related restrictions by issuing Emergency Executive Order (EO) 20-99, “Implementing a Four Week Dial Back on Certain Activities to Slow the Spread of COVID-19.”
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced new targeted restrictions to combat the record number of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota. The new restrictions were based on information gained from contact tracing and research on how COVID-19 appears to spread.
Now that the Minnesota Supreme Court has settled the issue of applying the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time (SST) ordinance to employers “with no physical presence in Minneapolis,” what does this mean for employers with employees who are working remotely in their homes within the city? It may mean that
After many Minnesota cities passed ordinances mandating face coverings in indoor public spaces, Governor Tim Walz has issued Emergency Executive Order 20-81 to mandate face coverings in certain settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Four more Minnesota cities and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International (MSP) Airport are requiring face coverings in indoor public spaces.
The city councils of Duluth, Excelsior, and Minnetonka in Minnesota have voted to adopt emergency ordinances mandating face coverings.
The cities of Edina, Rochester, and Mankato are the most recent in Minnesota to require individuals to wear facemasks in public. They join the growing number of cities and states with the same requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the United States.
The Minnesota Supreme Court (5-2) has upheld the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, ruling state law does not preempt the Ordinance, and it can apply to employers who are located outside of the City. Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, et al. v. City of Minneapolis, No. A18-0771 (Minn. June 10,
On June 10, 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court held state law does not preempt the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (SST Ordinance), and the ordinance can apply to employers located outside Minneapolis.