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Your most common military leave questions answered

Most employers are aware that employees are entitled to take leaves of absence to participate in military service, but many employers are unsure of the extent of their obligations and rights when it comes to military leaves. This article addresses the questions we are most commonly asked regarding the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). 

Minnesota employers have new OSHA electronic recordkeeping obligations

If you are a Minnesota employer, here's a quick recap to this point: OSHA passed a new rule; said it didn't apply to you; then said it did apply to you; then said it had no way to enforce it. Last week, Minnesota finally got around to adopting the federal rule effective immediately, but with a twist. Read on to find out what this means  for Minnesota employers. 

#MeToo #TimesUp #WhatsAnEmployerToDo?

Employers who want to prevent sexual harassment in their workplace need to be proactive. This means not waiting for a complaint to come in before taking concrete steps to address the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Having a sexual harassment policy in place along with robust procedures to investigate and correct any instances of harassment is a good foundation, but employers who are committed to eradicating sexual harassment from their workplaces need to conduct regular anti-harassment training and consider additional follow up training to ensure that the culture of the organization doesn’t tolerate abuse or misconduct.
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