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Court Rules in Favor of Employee who Lost Childcare

Max Tub.jpgAny parent of young children in Minnesota can tell horror stories about how difficult it is to find childcare. The shortage of childcare here has reached crisis levels (see Minnesota's 'quiet crisis' in child care: 'There's not a silver bullet', St. Cloud Times, April 13, 2018; Child care shortage reaching 'crisis' levels, Business North, Aug. 9, 2018). Often, the crisis impacts the parents' availability to work, which in turn impacts their ability to support their families. Recently, the Minnesota Court of Appeals gave those parents some help by ruling in favor of a mother who quit her job because she lost childcare.

USERRA Reemployment Rights Stressed by Court of Appeals


20100722-5194[2].jpgAll U.S. employers must be mindful of their uniformed service members' reemployment rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 ("USERRA"). That's the lesson to be learned from a recent decision by the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Everyone Wins! Enjoy Steaks and Chops while Supporting our Community!

While August brings back-to-school sales and county fairs, it is also time for two great gastronomic events Alexandria - the Alexandria Rotary Club's Pork and Corn Feed and the Runetone Museum's Annual Steakfry.

Tom Jacobson and Mike Cass Selected to Super Lawyers Lists

Thumbnail image for Tom Jacobson.jpgTom Jacobson has been selected to the 2018 Minnesota Employment and Labor Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the Super Lawyers' research team to receive this honor. This is the third time Jacobson has made this list. Certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist, Jacobson is a shareholder at Swenson Lervick.

Do I Have a Case for Sexual Harassment?

"I'm being harassed at work! Do I have a case?" This is another question I hear a lot from potential clients, much like "Can I sue for wrongful termination?"  More often than not, the "harassment" is by a boss who is just being a jerk, and I have to tell the potential client that there is no law against being a jerk.

Swenson Lervick Helps Bring MN Supreme Court to Alexandria

Swenson Lervick is happy to have helped bring the Minnesota Supreme Court to Alexandria. The Court was in town on October 4 and 5 as a part of its outreach program designed to not only give students a close look at how the Court works but also to give them a chance to observe the oral arguments in a real case (State of Minnesota v. Heinonen).

Registration Open for 14th Annual Employment Law Update

Please join us for the 14h Annual West Central Minnesota Employment Law Update at the Alexandria Technical and Community College on Wednesday, June 7, 2017!

Statute of limitations halted during internal dispute resolution process, says Minnesota Supreme Court

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled this week in Peterson v. City of Minneapolis that the one-year statute of limitations set by the Minnesota Human Rights Act ("MHRA") is suspended while the employer and employee voluntarily engage in an employer's internal dispute resolution process. As a result, employees will now in many cases have additional time to pursue claims under the MHRA.

Boys Will Be Boys No Defense to Workplace Violence Claims

Employers can be held liable for injuries suffered by employees who are assaulted by their co-workers, the Minnesota Court of Appeals reiterated in a recent case. The decision highlights the importance of reducing the risk of workplace violence by conducting background checks of potential employees and enforcing anti-violence policies with existing employees.

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