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A breach of contract essentially occurs when one party has failed to follow the terms of the agreement. Of course, this can become complicated as some cases require arbitration or trial. It can be tricky to navigate without proper legal representation, so make sure you work with a trusted legal firm such as RWI Law.
Are Employment Contracts Legally Binding?
Employment contracts typically detail the employer and prospective employee’s expectations regarding the job position, responsibilities, employment benefits, and compensation. They’re essentially a legally binding agreement between both parties as they set the rights and ground rules of the relationship. The contract can also allow for certainty regarding the terms of the separation of the employment relationship if it needs to be terminated.
What Can Cause a Breach of Contract?
Minnesota is essentially an “at-will” employment state, which means an employer can fire their employee for any legal reason. The contract you signed may also have some clauses and terms that explain policies of termination and the length of time you could be employed. Even if you feel that you were wrongfully terminated, the employer hasn’t broken a law if you weren’t fired illegally. However, there may be a chance that you were wrongfully terminated if the employer failed to comply with the signed contractual agreement.
Get the Best Representation for Your Case
If you’re facing a breach of contract case, you need to contact an experienced employment attorney who can help you deal with the situation. If you also feel that you were wrongfully terminated or have any questions related to your breach of employment matters, our team can assist you in each aspect of your legal matters.
Website FAQs—Employment Law
- Because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
- Because of a positive drug or alcohol test from an initial screening test that has not been verified by a second test.
- In retaliation against an employee for seeking workers’ compensation benefits.
- Reporting your employer to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights
- Reporting your employer to the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
- Making a complaint directly to your employer
- Overtime pay. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA) requires employers to pay employees a higher wage for time worked beyond a certain number of hours. Minnesota law requires an employer to pay employees at an overtime rate of one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay for every hour worked in excess of forty-eight (48) hours in one workweek.
- Wages owed after being fired. Minnesota law requires that employers pay employees all earned and unpaid wages after they are discharged.
- Statement of earnings. Minnesota law requires that employers provide employees with a written or electronic statement of their wages during each pay period, including the employees name, all deductions made, rate of pay, and total net earnings.
- Deducting wages. Minnesota law prohibits employers from deducting certain costs like uniforms, tools, or broken equipment from their employee’s wages.
- When wages are paid. Minnesota law requires employers to pay all wages, including salary, earnings, and gratuities earned by an employee at least once every 31 days and all commissions earned by an employee at least once every three months, on a regular payday designated in advance by the employer.
- Underpayment of wages. Minnesota law prohibits employers from fraudulently claiming that they have paid an employee more wages than they actually have.
- Drug testing in the workplace. Minnesota law allows employers to require job applicants and employees to take drug tests. However, an employer can’t fire, discipline, or discriminate against an employee on the basis of a positive test result that has not been verified by another test. Further, employees have the right to receive a copy of their test results.
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Contact RWI Law today at (612) 564-3242 if you need a professional lawyer to represent you and provide the best possible resolution for your breach of contract case. You can also complete our convenient online form to get a free consultation.