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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

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 ...

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New Developments in the Classification of Workers

Employment Counseling attorney Mark Pihart will present a webinar on “New Developments in the Classification of Workers” for Marsh & McLennan Agency on January 20, 2021. The webinar will be the second in a three-part series on the Employment Law Landscape of 2021, and will explore recent case law and changes in the analysis of worker classification ...

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST
Event

Leave of Absence and Return to Work Issues in the Era of COVID-19

Employment Counseling attorney Mark Pihart will present a webinar on “Leave of Absence and Return to Work Issues in the Era of COVID-19” for Marsh & McLennan Agency on January 13, 2021. The webinar will be the first in a three-part series on the Employment Law Landscape of 2021, and will focus on the intricacies ...

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST
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 ...

Event

Avoiding the Avoidable: Mistakes that derail successful companies

Winthrop & Weinstine Employment Law shareholder Mark Pihart will speak on a panel about what makes a successful company.

Minneapolis Club
729 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Thursday, May 21, 2020

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Client Alert

Guidance for Minnesota Employers: Safely Returning to Work

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

Minnesota’s stay at home order and social distancing measures have helped slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state. Recognizing the economic impact of these life-saving measures, especially for employees in non-critical sectors or without the ability to work from home, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-40, effective April 27, 2020, as a first step ...

Event

Law School for the CFO

Shareholders Michael Olsen, Mark Pihart and Nadeem Schwen will present an informative session on the legal topics today that directly affect the health of your business.

Webinar

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Client Alert

CARES Act Summary: Increased and Expanded Unemployment Insurance Benefits

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

NOTE: The information in this Alert is current as of April 7, 2020, 8:00 am Central Time. This is a rapidly-evolving situation and circumstances and guidance may change. President Trump signed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provides $2.2 trillion of ...

Client Alert

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What It Means for Employers

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

Effective as of April 1, 2020 and providing leave benefits through December 31, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Response Act”) includes several key provisions impacting employers and their employees regarding paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave. This Alert provides a summary of the key provisions.

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