Just like employers all around the country, businesses in Minnesota must follow a strict set of standards when it comes to hiring and firing workers. Many workers may feel as though they know the employment law standards to which companies are held, but there are common questions that most people have.
First, contrary to popular belief, an employee is not required to give two weeks' notice before leaving a job, and neither is an employer who wishes to end a worker's employment. The two week notice period is a professional courtesy, not a law. When it comes to terminations, law dictates that employers must give the fired employee a truthful reason for the action, with some caveats. The employee, if not told why the termination occurred, must file a request for a reason in writing within 15 days. The employer then has 10 days to respond in writing.