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Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay: What Employers Need to Do

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer, Mark A. Pihart, Heather R. Bredeson and Rachel A. Brygger

The Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay Law, also referred to as the “hero pay” law, was signed into law on April 29, 2022, setting forth criteria for eligible COVID-19 frontline workers to receive a one-time bonus payment of up to $1,500 from a state-funded pool. The payments are intended to reward and recognize individuals who continued ...

Client Alert

WIT AND WISDOM OF WINTHROP – June 2022

By: Aimée D. Dayhoff, Laura A. Pfeiffer, Chelsea A. Ahmann, Olivia M. Cooper and Cianna G. Halloran

In this edition of WIT AND WISDOM OF WINTHROP, our Employment Litigation Newsletter, we take a look at what’s happening in the news regarding the increasing number of companies using hybrid work models, and related policies. We also review a recent win for employers at the Minnesota Supreme Court dealing with the burden-shifting framework for ...

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Behind the Curtain: A Plaintiff Employment Attorney’s Perspective on What Makes a Compelling Case

By: Aimée D. Dayhoff and Laura A. Pfeiffer

What factors are considered by a plaintiff’s attorney in deciding to take on an employment case? How do the details of the situation, the employer’s actions, inaction or other factors affect a plaintiff employment attorney’s evaluation of potential litigation? Join us for this webinar to gain insight into these questions and more, as we get the ...

Virtual

March 8, 2022

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
Client Alert

What’s Happening with OSHA’s ETS?

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer, Mark A. Pihart and Sydney G. Courrier-Oaster

Last week the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) withdrew its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that would have required businesses with 100 or more employees to put a policy in place that mandated either vaccinations or the option for employees to be vaccinated or test weekly and mask. Previously, on January 13, 2022, the United ...

Client Alert

The Supreme Court Blocks OSHA’s Mandatory Vaccine or Vaccine/Test Rule for Employers with 100+ Employees

What Happened? On January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court (the “Court”) granted the stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring businesses with 100 or more employees to put a policy in place that mandated either vaccinations or the option for employees to vaccinate or test weekly ...

Client Alert

Vaccine Mandate – Do I Have to Comply? What if an Employee Requests an Accommodation?

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer, Mark A. Pihart and Sydney G. Courrier-Oaster

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a widely anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with at least 100 employees to ensure its employees are either vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly. Employees must be fully vaccinated or commence weekly testing by January 4, 2022. Covered employers must begin complying with the ...

Client Alert

WIT AND WISDOM OF WINTHROP – AUGUST 2021

By: Aimée D. Dayhoff, Laura A. Pfeiffer, Chelsea A. Ahmann and Olivia M. Cooper

In this edition of WIT AND WISDOM OF WINTHROP, our Employment Litigation Newsletter, we take a look at what’s happening in the news related to the Delta variant and CDC mask recommendations. We also review employment updates to COVID-19 vaccinations, the independent contractor rule, “anti-hacking” law, and non-compete agreements. Click here to read the issue!

Client Alert

Wit and Wisdom of Winthrop – March 2021

By: Aimée D. Dayhoff, Laura A. Pfeiffer, Chelsea A. Ahmann and Olivia M. Cooper

In this edition of WIT AND WISDOM OF WINTHROP, our Employment Litigation Newsletter, look for answers to the top three questions we’re seeing from employers about the COVID-19 vaccine, and the status of Van Buren v. United States, in which the Supreme Court is considering the issue of employee misuse of access to information. Click ...

Event

The New Norm: Maintaining Productivity While Working From Home

Employment Counseling attorney Laura Pfeiffer will present a webinar on “The New Norm: Maintaining Productivity While Working From Home” for Marsh & McLennan Agency on January 27, 2021. The webinar will be the third in a three-part series on the Employment Law Landscape of 2021, and will cover remote work/telecommuting policies and the nuances of having a ...

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST
Event

The Women in Law & Leadership Summit

Attorneys Aimée Dayhoff and Laura Pfeiffer will explore the obstacles, risks and rewards on the path to a fulfilling and productive career for women and minority leaders.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Client Alert

Wit and Wisdom of Winthrop – October 2020

By: Aimée D. Dayhoff, Laura A. Pfeiffer and Chelsea A. Ahmann

In this edition of WIT AND WISDOM OF WINTHROP, our Employment Litigation Newsletter, look for information on our new mediation practice, the upcoming Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness application deadline, how to avoid litigation resulting from employees’ social media posts and more! Click here to read the issue!

Client Alert

Supreme Court Rules: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Illegal

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

On June 15th, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation is illegal under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and ...

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