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Legal Topics: Employment Law

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  • Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 181, Employment. The Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act is contained in Minnesota Statutes §§177.21 to 177.35. Work breaks and meal breaks are in §§177.253 and 177.254. Minnesota Statutes can be retrieved by section and also searched by keyword or through the topic index. There are multiple topics related to employment law, including Labor and Employment
  • Resources: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • ADA Handbook: Employment Practices Under Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, (MN CLE) KF 3469. A32 2013.
  • Befort, Stephen F. Employment Law and Practice, 2nd ed. (West Group, 2003) Reference Desk KFM5480 .M53 2003 (vol. 17 Minnesota Practice).
  • E-Laws, from the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Employment Law Handbook (MN CLE) KFM 5731.Z9 E4 2013.
  • Employee Rights, from Nolo
  • England, Deborah. Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination (NOLO) KF 3464. E54 2013.
  • Essential Guide to Federal Employment Lawss, 4th ed. - Guerin, Lisa - Nolo - KF 3455.G85 2013.
  • Filing A Charge of Discrimination, from the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
  • Herr, David F. Elements of an Action. (Thomson/West, 2007) Reference Desk KFM5480 .M53. (vol. 28 Minnesota Practice). Chapter 6, Employment and Wrongful Discharge.
  • Human Resources, from Nolo
  • Labor Standards, from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.
  • Minimum Wage , from the Minnesota House or Representatives Research Department.
  • Sautter, M. G. Employment in Minnesota, 3rd ed. (LEXIS Law Pub., 1997) Reference Desk KFM5731 .S3 1998.
  • Termination, from the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Topics, from the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Topics, from the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Understanding employment law / Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Associate Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law, Paul M. Secunda, Associate Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, Richard A. Bales, Professor of Law and Director, Chase Center for Excellence in Advocacy Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law. KF3455 .B354 2013.
  • Wages, from the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Work Hours, from the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Related Topics: Unemployment Insurance, includes information on how to appeal. Video Surveillance


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