Can I get unemployment benefits if I receive severance pay?

Yes, but your unemployment benefits may be delayed. In a published opinion from the Minnesota Court of Appeals filed today, Menyweather v. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development, File. No. 33318420-3 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 7, 2015), the Court affirmed the language of Minn. Stat. 268.085, subd. 3(b): Payments under this paragraph are applied to […]

Good Reminders On What Not To Do If You’re Fired

Workplace Fairness, www.workplacefairness.org, is a great resource for information about employment laws, job rights, and employment issues. The following is taken from the website and is a good reminder of what to do when your employer tells you your employment is being terminated: Don’t burn your bridges Anger is a natural response when you lose […]

EEOC Announces $450,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement

The EEOC issued a press release announcing a $450,000 settlement for female workers who were physically and verbally harassed at a potato packing company: EEOC Press Release, October 7, 2015 DENVER – Two potato packing companies will pay $450,000 and furnish other relief to settle a lawsuit for sexual harassment and retaliation brought by the […]

Have A Workers Comp Claim And The Employer Is Asking You To Resign Or Settle?

Before you agree to resign or settle your workers compensation claim, we recommend you talk to an employment law attorney first. While your employer may present you with an offer to settle your workers compensation claims, the agreement you are presented will often include also settling any employment law claims.   These are claims are in […]

Told Your Job Will Be Eliminated?

If you are told your job will be eliminated, your employer may offer you a severance package.  Before signing anything, it is recommended that you talk to an attorney. Bertelson Law Offices routinely consults with employees who are told their positions will be eliminated. We have over 35 years of combined experience reviewing, evaluating and […]

Considering Quitting Your Job?

Quitting your job has legal and career ramifications.  Quitting can impact your ability to receive unemployment benefits.  It can impact your ability to make an employment law claim and can impact the value of those claims. Despite this, one always needs to consider safety and health which may make quitting the best option. Before quitting […]