Good Reminders On What Not To Do If You’re Fired

Workplace Fairness, www.workplacefairness.org, is a great resource for information about employment laws, job rights, and employment issues. The following is taken from the website and is a good reminder of what to do when your employer tells you your employment is being terminated: Don’t burn your bridges Anger is a natural response when you lose […]

Told Your Job Will Be Eliminated?

If you are told your job will be eliminated, your employer may offer you a severance package.  Before signing anything, it is recommended that you talk to an attorney. Bertelson Law Offices routinely consults with employees who are told their positions will be eliminated. We have over 35 years of combined experience reviewing, evaluating and […]

NYTimes Article: U.S. Agency Rules for Gays in Workplace Discrimination

By NOAM SCHEIBER, JULY 17, 2015, NY Times The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal under federal law, setting the stage for litigation aimed at striking down such practices. The commission’s ruling, issued this week, hinged on the Civil Rights Act of […]

New ‘Ban the Box’ law tripping up Minnesota employers

Article by: JENNIFER BJORHUS , Star Tribune, November 17, 2014 “Ban the box” sounded like a simple concept. Companies can no longer ask about a job seeker’s criminal history on initial employment applications. But some of the state’s marquee employers fumbled the new law, which took effect Jan. 1. The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has investigated […]

In marking anniversary of Equal Pay Act, Obama extols gay rights

By Juliet Eilperin, Published: June 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm Source:Washington Post President Obama made a point Monday of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, calling for more action to close the wage gap between men and women. Making a reference to his own daughters, the president noted that women now earn 77 cents for every dollar a […]

What privacy rights to I have in the workplace?

From:  The Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2013Employers are frequently using monitoring software to make their employees more productive at work, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times, part of a series about the “Tougher Workplace.”Although the Constitution speaks of a “reasonable” expectation of privacy, this is largely not applicable at private employers. […]