What is Employment Law?

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  • New Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Workers

    On December 29, 2022, as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Spending Bill, President Biden signed into law two pieces of legislation that will benefit pregnant and nursing mothers. These two pieces of legislation, known as the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Material Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP for […]

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  • FTC Proposes Ban on Non-Competes

    South Dakota law is rather non-compete friendly. While most contracts in restraint of trade are unenforceable under South Dakota, a covenant not-to-compete between an employer and employee (with certain time and geographic scope requirements) is valid. A recent federal development may change this legal landscape. On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) proposed […]

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  • What is Workplace Conflict Resolution?

    Conflict is everywhere, and the workplace is no exception. Too often, these conflicts turn into heated arguments, low morale, loss of productivity, and turnover, which translate into rising costs for the employer. Every individual brings a unique viewpoint and skills to the workplace. Many times, workplace conflicts are the result of miscommunications and misunderstandings about […]

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  • EEOC Releases Updated Workplace Rights Poster

    The EEOC’s “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster is a staple in breakrooms across the country. But, last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a new version of this poster. The new poster, like the prior version, summarizes federal law prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy and […]

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  • What Do Employers Need to Know About Minnesota’s Recent Legalization of THC Edibles?

    On June 2, 2022, Minnesota legalized the sale and consumption of “edible cannabinoid” products containing no “more than five milligrams of any tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] in a single serving, or more than a total of 50 milligrams of any [THC] per package.” Importantly, marijuana is still illegal in Minnesota; this law only legalizes TCH derived from […]

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  • USERRA Suits Against Public Employers Not Barred by Sovereign Immunity

    The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”) prevents discrimination against active-duty and veteran employees. Last week, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court held that states and their agencies cannot invoke sovereign immunity as a defense to claims brought under this Act. In Torres v. Texas Department of Public […]

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