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  • Minneapolis Mayor Signs New Requirements for Wearing Face Masks that Implicates EmployersMay 28, 2020 - 10:39 am

    COVID-19 has radically changed the lives of billions, and if you are living in Minneapolis, Minnesota there are new and developing requirements for face masks, issued by Mayor Jacob Frey. On May 21, 2020, Mayor Frey issued an emergency regulation, which requires people in the City of Minneapolis to wear face masks—homemade, surgical, N95, or […]

  • Alcoholism and Drug Addiction as a DisabilityMay 24, 2020 - 3:47 pm

    The current opioid epidemic afflicting our nation brings up complex issues regarding drug or alcohol addiction, employee rights, and what constitutes a disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) and the Minnesota Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) generally protect employees with alcoholism or drug addiction (as disabled) if the employees can perform the essential […]

  • Protections for Employees: Reporting Abuse Against Vulnerable AdultsMay 22, 2020 - 5:59 pm

    “The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.” .- Hubert H. Humphrey Through their state-granted licenses, healthcare facilities […]