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By fiebigerste51715443, Nov 22 2017 10:10PM
Employees and former employees have the right to obtain a copy of their personnel records from their former employer. Under Minnesota Statute Section 181.961, a current or former employee can make a written request to the employer for the employee's personnel record. The employer may not charge a fee for the copy. Obtaining a copy of the personnel record is often helpful in reviewing a situation for a possible case and is also useful for unemployment claims and filing charges of discrimination or retaliation with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR).
By fiebigerste51715443, Nov 18 2017 04:48AM
I was pleased to serve on a panel of lawyers at the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, on punitive damages. The semiar focused on when to seek punitive damages, procedures, obstacles, and grounds for seeking punitive damages. Punitive damages can be awareded in certain cases to punish the offender. In Minnesota. cases that do not have a statutory provision for punitive damages must bring a motion to amend the complaint for punitive damages before they can be sought. In some cases, a punitive damages claim is proper and a mechanism for punising offenders in violation of Minn. Stat. Sec. 549.20. for a deliberate disregard for the rights and safety of others.
By fiebigerste51715443, Oct 10 2017 12:19AM
I will be a guest on Channel 15 cable on 'Law Talk' from Thomson Reuters studios on Tuesday October 17, 2017 discussing employment law and employment discrimination. Hope you can join us.
By fiebigerste51715443, Jul 15 2017 02:10AM
I had the pleasure to edit the July/August issue of The Hennepin Lawyer, the magazine of the Hennepin County Bar Association, focusing on Employment Law. Check out my Inside View column on Fairness and Respect in the Workplace. Here is the link:
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By fiebigerste51715443, Jun 19 2017 10:38PM
A Hennepin County District Court Judge has granted our motion and ordered a new trial and ruled that certain statements were false as a matter of law in one of my media defamation cases. The Court determined that the jury should have been instructed on defamation by implication for the statements. This puts our case back into court following an adverse jury verdict last November. Read more in an article in the Minnesota Lawyer at the link: http://minnlawyer.com/2017/06/19/judge-orders-new-defamation-trial-for-man-cleared-of-killing-cop/