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What to know about some important employment law topics

When it comes to their employment, many people want to be respected not only for the quality of their work, but also for their work ethic. As such, they push themselves to do their best or even surpass their employer's expectations.

How one man's decision to blow the whistle might have saved lives

When an employee works up the courage to come forward to report misconduct, their bravery is often rewarded with a series of retaliatory actions by their employer. Here, these actions can range from subtle harassment and reduced job duties to demotion and even termination.

What should I do if I was fired for unfair reasons in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, employees are considered "at will." This means that an employer can fire an employee at any time, for any reason. However, the reason behind the termination still needs to be within the confines of the law.

Decision clears the way for state workers to challenge job reviews

When it comes to the topic of performance reviews, many employees in both the public and private sector are decidedly ambivalent. On the one hand, a strong performance review could help cement a pay raise or bonus, or even serve as something of a career catapult. On the other hand, a poor performance review could result in frozen wages or even career stagnation.

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