Minneapolis Minnesota Employment Attorney
Our Minneapolis employment attorneys are experienced in representing both employers and employees in employment law and litigation matters.
Minneapolis Employee Rights Lawyers
Employment law affords special protection to employees because the stakes are so high for employees. Employees rely on their jobs to live. Thus, the law gives special rights to employees. Employees who have been treated unfairly or illegally should contact a Minnesota employment attorney for a free cases analysis and evaluation of the employee’s legal rights.
Employers often employ human resource (HR) staff to ensure compliance with the numerous state and federal laws relating to employment. Still, legal issues may arise, and an employment attorney can provide legal counsel or litigation services to protect the employer’s interests.
Our employment attorneys regularly represent employees in employee rights claims and litigation involving
- unpaid wages
- wrongful termination
- severe harassment in the workplace
- workers compensation
- unemployment appeals
- breach of employment agreement
We understand that employees have limited financial resources, so we offer a number of options for cost-effective legal fees. If you feel you have been treated unfairly, please contact one of our employee rights attorneys to analyze your circumstances and explain your legal rights and options.
Minneapolis Employer Defense Attorneys
Unfortunately, some employees make false accusations or bring false claims. By representing both employees and employers, our employment law attorneys have a thorough understanding of both sides of the legal battle.
Our employment attorneys regularly advise business owners and employers on Minnesota and federal employment law to ensure legal compliance and handle difficult employees. We draft employee handbooks, HR policies, and defend businesses against improper employee claims.
Minnesota and Federal Employment Law
Minnesota Employment Laws
- Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA)
- Minnesota Prevailing Wages Act (MPWA)
- Minnesota Child Labor Act (MCLA)
- Minnesota Parental Leave Act (MPLA)
Federal Employment Law
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (minimum wage and overtime pay)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (pregnancy and medical leave)
- Consumer Credit Protection Act (wage garnishment)
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (employee benefit plans)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), (discrimination ‘based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin)
- the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) (sex-based wage discrimination)
- the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) (age based discrimination for 40 years old and older)
- Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) (discrimination against disabled individuals)
- Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (discrimination against the disabled federal jobs)
- Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) (genetic information discrimination)
- Civil Rights Act of 1991 (monetary damages for intentional discrimination)
- Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Small Business Employers
Small business owners with employees are still subject to a large number of employment legal requirements. Small business owners are excluded from some employment law mandates, but business owners may not realize which ones. A Minnesota employment lawyer can provide counsel to small business owners with questions and assist them when they make mistakes or get into legal trouble.
Contact a Minnesota Employment Attorney
We are happy to work with Minnesota employees and employers. However, before you provide us with confidential information, please contact us to verify that we do not have a conflict of interest. After we verify that we do not represent the other side, we would be happy to discuss your circumstances, explain your legal rights and options, and potentially represent you.