Are employers liable for COVID-19 illness in reopened workplaces?

As some businesses slowly begin to restart operations with skeleton crews, they must observe the CDC safe conduct rules, with employees wearing masks and gloves, and common areas, such as lunchrooms, shut off. Yet what if, despite these precautions, a returning employee tests positive for the virus? What if the infection spreads, causing grave illness? . . .

Minneapolis Minimum Wage Law Upheld

On January 22, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld Minneapolis’ new $15 an hour minimum wage ordinance. The decision follows a three-year legal fight. The manufacturing and supplies company, Graco Inc., sued in 2017 to try to block the $15 wage from taking effect — See Graco, Inc. v. City of Minneapolis, No. A18-0593, 2020 WL . . .