Pine City, MN asked in Employment Law for Minnesota

Q: Can an employer force you to attend meetings/team huddles where they only ask personal questions, not work related issue

I am extremely private and do not mix my personal life and professional life, yet I am required to attend meetings where they ask a personal question weekly. No work related issue is discussed. Only a topic of conversation geared toward personal lives. I live in Minnesota

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Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
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A: Generally, yes, your employer can require that you attend meetings at work, regardless of what is discussed. At the meetings, are you able to avoid participating in conversations of an entirely personal nature? If you are not compensated for the time spent in these mandatory meetings, you should contact an employment lawyer in your area to discuss whether these meetings are compensable.

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