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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Legal Malpractice and Workers' Compensation for Minnesota on
Q: Are mandatory tip pooling and taking away tips from others if unsatisfied with the work legal?

Employer is doing madatory tip pooling, along with giving our tips to the following morning shift if not satisfied by our work at the end of the night. The daughter of the owner's works mainly morning shift almost everyday. Most of the emplyees are minors including me. There are about 18... Read more »

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Paul Lelii answered on Sep 20, 2021

You should make your parents aware of this matter and if they choose, they can call me to discuss your options. Another avenue is to have your parents contact the MN Department of Labor and Industry's wage and hour division. Hope that helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: Is it legal for an employer to deny an unpaid leave of absence for an employee getting help for addiction?

I am currently getting help for alcoholism and I asked my employer for time off to complete a program. They told me because they were short staffed they couldn’t allow my time off for treatment. I thought I was covered under ADA or ADAAA.

I’m just trying to get some clarification... Read more »

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Paul Lelii answered on Feb 24, 2021

An employer in Minnesota must comply with statutory law regarding providing treatment for addiction when requested. I suggest you consult with an employment law attorney so she or he can determine how the facts of your case show the employer is liable to you for violating the law. Employment is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: Work comp continuing to pay me lost wages told them I’m back to work multiple times. What do I do?

I was working through a temp company and got hurt which led to me having surgery. I am now at a new job and was receiving comp for lost wages for a few days. I have contacted the work comp company several times telling them I’m back to work and they keep sending me checks. I have had two... Read more »

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Paul Lelii answered on Dec 12, 2020

Hello Sir. A worker's compensation claim that is valid is one reason they keep paying you. Sorry for your injuries. You should contact an attorney who specializes in workers' compensation. My guess is you may receive a settlement for the case. I would not cash the checks or be prepared to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: my general manager held his office door shut preventing me from leaving.

my unemployment benefits are being withheld.

Paul Lelii
Paul Lelii answered on Oct 25, 2020

I hope your okay physically due to your manager's aggressive behavior. I suggest you contact law enforcement to report the facts to them in addition to making it known to your employer in writing as to what happened. Tell the truth always. If your benefits for unemployment are being withheld,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: Mandated masks at work and anxiety issues put me on Unpaid leave. What are my rights? (I am not anti mask)

Tried it the 1st day, had 5-6 panic attacks, and was harassed imo by my bosses all day long, complaint was filed. Was informed to take unpaid leave of absence. Saw doctor, meds too weak to work and stronger ones you cant work on, next would be psychologist but since I don't have insurance or... Read more »

Paul Lelii
Paul Lelii answered on Jul 30, 2020

First off, sorry for the issues your having at work during these uncertain times. There are many issues regarding Covid19 a/k/a Coronovirus's effects on the workplace. With that in mind, you should immediately make a complaint to OSHA if you believe the company is not following proper... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can a door-to-door sales company refuse to pay you your commission earnings if you aren't bound to set dates or hours?
Paul Lelii
Paul Lelii answered on Jul 25, 2020

Hello there. The facts you pose begs the questions what provided reason by the company for not paying your commissions, and whether you have a written contract that governs the relationship. Also, the state law in the state you live in may govern your relationship with the company. Generally, a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: I received a call from my ex supervisor while I was on low need status informing me that my position was terminated

Does my employer have grounds to do this, it's the covid stuff is why I on low need or/ was laid off, and before i could come back my position was dissolved?

Paul Lelii
Paul Lelii answered on Jul 7, 2020

Sir, in today's employment setting, this is a cutting edge legal question. First, more information is needed, for example, why were you actually on leave? Was it medical or just covid-19 reasons in general? Thus, it is hard to answer your question without greater details about the employer,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: If I was approved an FMLA but then furloughed by the company, do days associated with furlough count towards the FMLA?


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Paul Lelii answered on Jun 17, 2020

Sir, this is a general opinion about the FLMA law. A full-blown investigation is required to really understand the facts of your case. See Paul Lelii 651-587-9663

Whether an employer may count a holiday against an employee's Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)...
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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: I have to pick up truck at shop..stay on their direction all personal diviation.portal act..they pay all day?

Hourly in MN..painter

Paul Lelii
Paul Lelii answered on Jun 17, 2020

Hello Sir. Sorry, your employer has allegedly engaged in Wage Theft. If you wish to consult with me, check out my web site; where you can fill out the form or you can contact me via phone. I am a Minnesota lawyer handling wage and hour cases. My name is Paul Lelii 651-587-9663

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