Employment & Labor

On May 24, 2023, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed into law a sweeping omnibus jobs and economic development and labor funding bill that will invest $500 million in a fund to match federal investments in infrastructure and large-scale development projects. This bill also fundamentally changes several areas of Minnesota employment law, including instituting a ban

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Chongqing blowing up on your TikTok? Me too! So I wanted to explore this city I had never even heard of before I started I seeing all these cyberpunk videos of the Chongqing skyline (which is weird considering just how big and advanced this city is).

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Debt Ceiling Debate Deadlock. Over the years, the Buzz has bemoaned our elected officials’ penchant for brinksmanship, but the current situation is getting ridiculous. Once again, negotiations over raising the debt ceiling took center stage in Washington, D.C., this week. Like most disputes in life, it all comes down to money, with Republicans seeking less

In Bombassei v. The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, No. 22-10593, 2023 WL 3605968 (E.D. Mich. May 23, 2023), Michigan Eastern District Judge Denise Page Hood granted judgment to Plaintiff on her ERISA claim for LTD benefits, finding that Plaintiff remained totally disabled from any occupation due to her medical conditions, in particular, narcolepsy

On May 22, 2023, the Supreme Court of California answered the following question in People ex rel. Garcia-Brower v. Kolla’s, Inc., S269456:
“Does Labor Code section 1102.5(b), which protects employees against retaliation for ‘disclosing information’ about suspected violations of the law to their employer or a government agency, encompass a report of unlawful activities

On May 19, 2023, Governor Tim Walz signed into law House File No. 782, establishing the Minnesota Secure Choice retirement program. Minnesota has now joined California, Colorado, Oregon, Illinois, and other states in creating a state-run retirement savings program for employees working with small employers without their own retirement plans.
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