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Q: My girlfriend posted a review on Facebook for my work place. They have now threatened to fire me. Can they
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Aug 7, 2016

This question is too ambiguous. I have no idea what your girlfriend posted. I have no idea if your girlfriend is a normal or crazy person. I have no idea if you endorsed the review or shared confidential information about your workplace. I have no idea if you violated a contract. I have no idea if... Read more »

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Q: My boyfriend broke his wrist at home and was given work restrictions his employer is ignoring. What are his options
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Jul 29, 2016

http://www.jdschroederlaw.com/apps/blog/show/43289289-when-an-employer-ignores-your-restrictions-stand-firm

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Q: Can my dad's employee legally deny him of a paycheck because he did not give a two week notice?

My dad had a temporary job this summer and his boss did not give him his last paycheck because "he did not turn in a two week notice". If my dad did not sign any document in which he agreed to give up his last paycheck if he did not turn in a two week notice, can the employer legally deny him his... Read more »

Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi answered on Jul 22, 2016

Short answer: No. Contact an attorney or the MN Department of Labor and Industry.

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Q: My boss just gave me an opption, go 100% commission, or resign with 30 day notice and she'll help me find a job

If I resign with 30 day notice (because I need the benefits for that month) is there a chance I can still get unempoyment after the 30 days. Or do I let them fire me

Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi answered on Jul 22, 2016

If you quit for good reason caused by the employer, you may qualify for unemployment benefits. This is a rather limited exception. Whether this change is a good reason caused by the employer will depend on the particular facts involved.

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Q: I currently work as sleep overnight staff in a group home. Per shift we get 6 1/2 hours of sleep. Our normal schedule

is 11pm to 5 or 5:30am as long as it is not longer than 6 1/2hours. Now my boss says we have to set an alarm and check a client and assist if needed at 1:00am. And we are not offed any other compensation and are expected to fall back asleep as soon as we are done. So far this has been going on... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Jul 19, 2016

I turned to MN Statute Section 177.23 to quickly investigate this question. To investigate further, more information would be needed. However, you would likely be owed a wage for any hours you are on the clock during those hours - whether the employer is calling those sleeping hours or not. The... Read more »

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Q: Can a company have language in a CBA that is in violation of Federal Law.

The Equal Pay Law states that employees are to be paid the same wage for the same work, can language make it possible for the company to pay some less.

Marshall Jason Ray
Marshall Jason Ray answered on Mar 26, 2016

To determine whether a provision of a CBA (or any other employment contract or policy) violates state or federal law, it is necessary to review the provision.

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Q: MN Board of Cosmetology is threatening my job. Need help.

Im a certified eyelash extension professional working self-employed through a licensed salon.The state of MN is going to be regulating this service & is threatening to shut my business & hundreds of others down. Our options are to do so or to gain a cosmetologist or estheticians license which is... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 10, 2015

The state has the power to regulate businesses. What you need is a licensing attorney. Get one on your side.

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Q: I have a case against an ex employer that's going to federal court. I live in Minnesota and if I move out of state

Does that become a problem

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 4, 2015

Probably just more of a hassle to get to the courthouse or for local proceedings. Check with your lawyer to be sure.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is...
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Q: Can a prevous employer teel a prospective employer that they wouldn't hire me back?
Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on May 1, 2014

There is nothing unlawful about that unless you had some agreement with your previous employer for them not to say negative things about you or the terms of your employment.

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Q: What is the law in Minnesota if you quit a job and your employer keeps your last paycheck?
Mr. Kenneth Lee LaBore Esq.
Mr. Kenneth Lee LaBore Esq. answered on Jan 8, 2013

I would need more information. The employer would not be entitled to penalize you for quitting. I presume you are talking about the a delay in payment which some employers have for payment of payroll which should not reduce what you are paid in total.

Good luck.

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Q: Does petty misdemeanor theft disqualify for employment with caribou coffee
Robert Douglas Kane Jr
Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Jan 13, 2012

I am not sure what Caribou's hiring policies are, but there is nothing prohibiting it from using it against the applicant.

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Q: What kind of commission should I expect for becoming a supplement wholesaler, selling to retail stores with a new compan
Robert Douglas Kane Jr
Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Aug 31, 2011

This is not a legal question, but a business one.

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Q: I didn't get paid my commitions from a job. can I still get my money even though I no longer work there?
Glen D. Duvel
Glen D. Duvel answered on Dec 16, 2010

If the commissions were earned while you were employed by the company, you are still entitled to those commissions even though you no longer work for the company. If you left the company before the work on the project was finished, and someone else had to complete the work, then you would be... Read more »

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