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Oberman Thompson At 2014 Employment Law Institute

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2014 marked another successful year at the Employment Law Institute for Oberman Thompson, LLC! May 19th and 20th were packed with lots of action for the firm! We had a beautiful booth set up in the St. Paul RiverCenter ...

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Jamie Forman Presents on Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Clauses

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014, Jamie Forman gave a Continuing Legal Education presentation titled, "Navigating Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Agreements" to the Minnesota State Bar Association's Corporate Counsel Section.

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Jamie Forman Awarded 2014 Mark D. Wisser Award

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Jamie Forman received the Mark D. Wisser Award, Honoring Alumni Collegiality, on May 19, 2014 at the William Mitchell College of Law Alumni Golf Tournament.

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Hold On, I’ll Have to Check with My Husband

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Can you be fired if your spouse works with one of your competitors?  The jury is still out.  Literally. In Minnesota Court of Appeals case of April Aase v. Wapiti Meadows Community Technologies & Services, Inc., et ...

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MN Supreme Court Declares that Employees Need Not Specifically Reference the Minnesota Parenting Leave Act when They Seek the Protections provided by It

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Employees are only required to identify a qualifying reason for leave under the Minnesota Parenting Leave Act (“MPLA”).  Extending MPLA leave does not automatically extend an Employee’s right to Reinstatement. In a ...

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MN Supreme Court Expands Meaning of Hostile Work Environment Under MHRA

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A hostile work environment claim under the Minnesota Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) may be based on harassing conduct that is based on sex, even if the offending conduct is not sexual.  In a case released last week by the ...

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Can I Write You a Check?

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Another employer-friendly case came down from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals last week.  In Leslie Luster v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a terminated Wells Fargo employee brought a racial discrimination claim against it ...

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To Accommodate or Not To Accommodate

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Come On, Let’s Be Reasonable An interesting case came down earlier this week from the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  In Melanie Michael v. Education Management Corporation, a former sonography student brought a disability ...

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Act Fast, This Is A Limited Time Offer

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That’s what Karl Bjorkman (“Bjorkman”) probably learned the hard way on October 31, 2011, when the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued its opinion affirming the district court’s dismissal of his breach of contract and ...

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Pay Attention! You Are Being Sued.

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In the case of Chapman v. Burton, et al., the Minnesota Court of Appeals provided yet another harsh example of what can happen when you ignore a Complaint, and believe that someone else is “taking care of ...

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