As I’ve blogged about numerous times, I-9s are nothing to mess around with. As with other government websites, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched a new website yesterday for E-Verify.gov. As most of you know, E-Verify is a voluntary program; however, employers with a federal contract or subcontract that contains the Federal Acquisition

fireworksI realize I am late to this blog party, but as they say, better late than never, right?! As I was starting a new post today, I realized I had 99, which meant my next would be 100. It kind of feels like earning your first $1 on a new business (okay, I haven’t had

FBAThe National Labor & Employment Law Section is proud to sponsor its third-annual
Minneapolis seminar, “Employment Law in a Nutshell.” This seminar is being cosponsored by the Younger Lawyers Division (YLD), the Law Students Division (LSD), and the Minnesota Chapter of the FBA. The seminar is a live, half-day CLE and will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis (Room 321), 1000 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403.

The event will focus on the basics of labor and employment law, featuring three hour-long presentations:
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USDOL_Seal_circa_blue_2015On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued two interim final rules to adjust penalties for inflation (one relating to H-2B workers and the other regarding all others). The DOL will accept comments on these rules for 45 days before it finalizes the rules.

Important to my wage and hour followers, the Wage

US-CourtOfAppeals-8thCircuit-SealI recognize this is a Minnesota wage and hour blog, but I would be remiss to not blog about the decision stemming from Minnesota today – Ventura v. Kyle. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion today, throwing out former Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura’s, $1.3 million unjust-enrichment judgment; vacating his $500,000 defamation