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Employment Law

Are Minnesota covenants not-to-compete a/k/a non-compete enforceable?

Minnesota business lawyers are often called upon to answer if an employee non-compete is enforceable. The short answer is that it depends.  This case says that post-employment independent-consideration requirement not applicable to independent contractor hired as employee. So, in this context, non-competes are enforceable.       Schmit Towing, Inc., Appellant, v. Chris Frovik, individually, …

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Statute of limitations in Minnesota for the recovery of wages is two years.

Actions “for the recovery of wages” shall be brought within 2 years,  Minn. Stat. § 541.07(5), and should be used whenever “the gravamen of the action is the breach of an employment contract.”  When did the statute begin to run?  The statute of limitations begins to run on a claim when “the cause of action …

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