Tom Jacobson

Overworked and Underpaid?

If you feel overworked and underpaid, you might have a legal claim against your employer. This is because of a federal law called the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Among other things, this law requires most employers to pay their employees overtime – that is, time...

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Masks are mandatory, now what?

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has issued a mask mandate that will impact businesses and individuals statewide. The Order, Emergency Executive Order 20-81, goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 24, and it has four main...

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What is wage theft?

Under Minnesota law, wage theft occurs when an employer engages in certain actions that deprive an employee of his or her hard-earned wages. For example, wage theft occurs when an employer, with intent to defraud an employee: fails to pay his or her wages, salary,...

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