Polaris announced layoffs of 100 employees today. More information can be found in this newspaper article.
When you are given the choice of resigning or being fired, you need to ask yourself, “What’s in it for me if I voluntarily resign?” In general, resigning from a job makes you ineligible for unemployment benefits. This loss can be significant. In Minnesota, unemployment benefits can be up to 26 weeks and depending on […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is an interesting New York Times article about hiring bias against disabled workers: Fake Cover Letters Expose Discrimination Against Disabled
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 […]
Twitter has announced that it let go of 8% of its workforce and offers severance packages to affected employees. More information can be found here: Twitter layoff reactions
On Monday, Imation announced a mass layoff on Monday with employment ending between November 30th and December 14th. More information can be found in this newspaper article.
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 […]
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 […]