Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. 8000 Flour Exchange Building 310 Fourth Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.455.0500
Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. 8000 Flour Exchange Building 310 Fourth Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.455.0500

Does Your Minnesota Business Need a Fleet Policy?

Whether you run an interstate trucking company, a plumbing company, a pizza delivery company, or a single food truck, if your business owns any motor vehicles operated by employees, your business is at risk of liability in the event of an accident. A well-drafted fleet policy, sometimes called a vehicle maintenance and safe driving policy, […]

NLRB Announces New Joint-Employer Standard

On September 14, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) announced its newly rewritten joint-employer standard. The newly proposed language would help to clarify and narrow the current definition of joint-employer, much to the relief of employers. The reversal of the 2015 joint-employer rule and the decision to rewrite the standard comes after President Trump’s […]

U.S. Department of Labor Releases New FMLA Forms

In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA“) into law. At this point in time, the United States workforce was experiencing large growth and many new workers were women. The FMLA was designed to provide relief to employees who intended to raise a family or needed time off […]

Federal FAA Regulations Preempt DATWA for Drug Testing of Airline Personnel

In MN Airlines, Inc. v. Levander, No. 15-CV-2454 PAM/BRT, 2015 WL 5092495 (D. Minn. Aug. 28, 2015), the court addressed whether federal law preempts the Minnesota Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act (“DATWA”) in the field of drug testing of airline personnel. The court concluded that the regulations are clear that the Federal […]

Certain Bona Fide Executives May Be Exempt from Overtime Pay under the FLSA and MFLSA

This article was originally¬†published on July 29, 2015, and has been updated through July 1, 2023. Both federal and Minnesota law require employers to pay overtime pay to certain employees. There are exemptions, however, for employees holding certain types of positions. Two such exemptions are those covering “bona fide executives” and certain “business owners.” This […]