Employee Relations

About Employee Relations

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Who we are

The Employee and Labor Relations team provides expert and collaborative consultation services to foster respectful, inclusive and effective work environments. We are a team of HR consultants with deep experience in HR best practices across multiple sectors. We are distinguished by our keen understanding of employment law, University policies and labor relations, and the ability to resolve complex workforce issues and serve as a trusted advisor to leaders.

What we do

Employee and Labor Relations consultants provide support in the areas of:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Correction Action Administration
  • Employment Practices
  • Grievance/Appeals
  • Investigations
  • Labor Relations
  • Layoffs and Non-Renewals
  • Leave
  • Performance Management
  • Policy Interpretation

How we help

  • Interprets and applies employment-related policies, rules, and contracts, including guidance on policies without precedent.
  • Assists with performance management issues, ranging from hiring, rewards and recognition, to discipline and termination.
  • Resolves conflicts and manages difficult workplace situations, including facilitating union grievances.
  • Provides customized training on employment subjects.
  • Leads units through organizational development and structural changes.
  • Supports unit HR in meeting the MPact 2025 goals to increase job satisfaction, recruit and retain diverse students, faculty, and staff, and support on-campus employment opportunities for all students.

Mandatory Labor Posters

Required Federal Postings

Topic

English

Spanish

Chinese

Other Languages

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

English (pdf)

Spanish (pdf)

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Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

English (pdf)

Spanish (pdf)

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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

English (pdf)

Spanish (pdf)

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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

“EEO is the Law" - English (pdf)

Supplement - English (pdf)

Pay Transparency - English (pdf)

“EEO is the Law” - Spanish (pdf)

Supplement - Spanish (pdf)

Pay Transparency - Spanish (pdf)

“EEO is the Law” - Chinese (pdf)

Supplement - Chinese (pdf)

Pay Transparency - Chinese (pdf)

"EEO is the Law”- Arabic (pdf)

Supplement - Arabic (pdf)

Pay Transparency - Haitian/Creole (pdf)

Pay Transparency - Hmong (pdf)

Pay Transparency - Vietnamese (pdf)

E-Verify Right to Work

English (pdf)

Spanish version on page 2 (pdf)

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Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

English (pdf)

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Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA Leave Related to COVID-19

English (pdf)

Spanish (pdf)

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Davis-Bacon/Prevailing Wage

English (pdf)

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Required Minnesota State Postings

Topic

English

Spanish

Hmong

Somali

Chinese

Age Discrimination

English (pdf)

Spanish (pdf)

Hmong (pdf)

Somali (pdf)

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Minimum Wage

2021: English (pdf)

2022: English (pdf)

2021: Spanish (pdf)

2022: Spanish (pdf)

2021: Hmong (pdf)

2022: Hmong (pdf)

2021: Somali (pdf)

2022: Somali (pdf)

2022: Chinese (pdf)

Non-discrimination

English (pdf)

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Safety/Health

English (pdf)

Spanish (pdf)

Hmong (pdf)

Somali (pdf)

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Unemployment

English (pdf)

Spanish (pdf)

Hmong (pdf)

Somali (pdf)

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Workers’ Compensation

English (pdf)

Spanish (pdf)

Hmong (pdf)

Somali (pdf)

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FAQ: COVID-19 and school employee rights and protections in the workplace English (pdf) n/a n/a n/a n/a
FAQ: Employer and employee questions related to COVID-19 English (pdf) n/a n/a n/a n/a