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:
Continue Reading Join Me for the Employment Law in a Nutshell CLE – St. Thomas August 31st!

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

As promised in my post yesterday, the DOL has made its Overtime Final Rule public:


You can access its 508 pages by clicking here, or here is the link:

To get to the actual new rules/amendments – go

Thank youOkay, I admit that I only recently poked fun in one of my posts at the idea that every day is some sort of “__ Day”.  However, today is Administrative Professional’s Day and I can’t let it go by without sending a shout-out and thank you to those who support us crazy, neurotic, Type-A attorneys.