On April 29, 2022, Gov. Tim Walz signed Frontline Worker Payments into law, enabling certain Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 emergency to apply for bonus pay. While details of the program, including the online application process and timeline, are still being finalized, below we offer a summary of the salient points of the bill.
Erin M. Edgerton Hall
“I understand that businesses want to do right by their employees and investors. Sometimes these goals seem to be at odds, but they don’t need to be. I will help you close the gap by providing insightful legal counsel that will allow your business to prosper.”
Erin provides clients with legal guidance for navigating employment laws.
Erin regularly advises employers on a variety of day-to-day employment and business matters. She represents clients in all manner of employment disputes in and out of the court room.
Erin also guides employers through internal and government investigations. She prepares and reviews employer policies and handbooks, required new hire notices under Minnesota and other states’ laws, employment, independent contractor and separation agreements, employee leave and reinstatement, and non-competition and confidentiality agreements. Erin and her clients craft individualized pandemic responses that focus on the client’s business, such as vaccine policies, federal and state exemptions, and remote work policies.
Erin acts as a neutral third-party investigator when businesses encounter situations beyond their expertise or with civil or criminal legal implications. She conducts privileged investigations and drafts thorough reports on which employers can rely using industry standard practices.
Prior to joining Fredrikson & Byron, Erin graduated from the University of Michigan Law School where she was Chair of the 94th Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition, President of the Michigan Health Law Organization, and an associate and senior editor on the Michigan Law Review. She was also an active member of the Women’s Law Student Organization, First Generation Law Students Organization and Older Wiser Law Students Organization. Additionally, Erin managed in the hospitality industry for four years where she focused on swiftly fulfilling client needs while leading a team of up to 25 individuals.
Articles & Presentations
January 14, 2022
The United States Supreme Court, on January 13, 2022, granted the application for a stay of the OSHA ETS pending further proceedings in the lower court.
October 2, 2020
Do employers have any reporting requirements under OSHA with respect to COVID illnesses and death?
September 10, 2020
Once there is a COVID-19 vaccine, can an employer mandate that its employees be vaccinated?
Question of the Day: What do I need to know about the Minnesota Governor’s Mandatory Face Covering Order?
July 24, 2020
What do I need to know about the Minnesota Governor’s Mandatory Face Covering Order?
July 22, 2020
What do employers need to know about the DOL’s new FMLA forms?
July 1, 2020
June 24, 2020
What is the current status of the Minneapolis Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance? Does my business, located outside Minneapolis, still have to comply for employees who sometimes work in Minneapolis?
June 15, 2020
What is the significance of today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on sexual orientation and transgender identity discrimination and what steps should employers take in response?
May 26, 2020
How will employment decisions affect my company’s PPP loan forgiveness?
May 19, 2020
May 15, 2020
How do the new Minnesota executive orders impact my business as we look to return to work?
May 15, 2020
If an employer is conducting daily employee health screenings, how long must it keep the screening records?
April 24, 2020
How does Minnesota’s Return to Work Order for Non-Critical Sectors (Executive Order 20-40) issued on April 23, 2020, affect my business?
April 17, 2020
How do your PTO policies interact with furloughs, Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and expanded FMLA (EFMLEA) under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)?
April 10, 2020
Should I consider a short-time compensation or voluntary shared work program as an alternative to layoffs?
What Employers Need to Know About the New DOL Temporary Rule Implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
April 3, 2020
On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued temporary regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The temporary regulations – expiring on December 31, 2020 – clarify some of the statute’s ambiguities and formalize certain DOL commentary set forth in the Q&As issued to date concerning the FFCRA, but the puzzle of this statute is far from solved. Here, we focus on some of the key areas addressed in the regulations and also on a number of open questions employers still face.
March 20, 2020
On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act became federal law. The Act’s employment provisions apply to all government employers and private employers with fewer than 500 employees.
October 14, 2019
The Minnesota Supreme Court recently affirmed an employer’s liability for more than a half million dollars in unpaid overtime wages and an additional half million in liquidated damages because the employer’s split-day compensation system did not comply with the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA).
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
- Co-Author, “The Wait is Over. OSHA’s Much-Anticipated Vaccine or Regular Testing Mandate Published Today.” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, November 5, 2021
- Co-Presenter, “Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training for Supervisors,” Fredrikson & Byron’s Annual Employment & Labor Law Seminar, October 28, 2021
- “Can We Do That?: Answering Questions About Protecting Employee Privacy During a Pandemic,” co-authored with Penny Oleson and Melissa Hodge, Hennepin Lawyer (The Official Publication of the Hennepin County Bar Association), November/December 2020
- Co-Presenter, “Pulled from the Headlines: Practical Advice for Employers During the Pandemic and Beyond,” Fredrikson & Byron’s Annual Employment & Labor Law Seminar, October 29, 2020
- Co-Author, “Question of the Day: COVID-Related OSHA Reporting Requirements,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, October 2, 2020
- Co-Author, “Question of the Day: Mandatory COVID Vaccinations,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, September 10, 2020
- Co-Author, “Question of the Day: Minnesota Mandatory Face Covering Order,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, July 24, 2020
- Co-Author, “Question of the Day: DOL’s New FMLA Forms,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, July 22, 2020
- Co-Author, “Question of the Day: DOL’s New FFCRA Leave Tool,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, July 1, 2020
- Co-Author, “Question of the Day: Minneapolis Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, June 24, 2020
- Co-Author, “Question of the Day: Sexual Orientation and Transgender Identity Discrimination,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, June 15, 2020
- Co-Author, “Question of the Day: PPP Loan Forgiveness – Update,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, May 26, 2020
- Co-Author, “Question of the Day: Effective Documentation of Safety Precautions,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, May 19, 2020
- Co-Author, “Question of the Day: Impact of Minnesota’s May 13 Executive Orders,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, May 15, 2020
- Co-Author, “Question of the Day: Employee Health Screening Records,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, May 15, 2020
- Co-Presenter, “Keeping Employment Clients Informed in a Pandemic,” University of St. Thomas hosted webinar for law school students, April 23, 2020
- Contributing Author, “COVID-19 Employment Question of the Day,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, Spring 2020
- Co-Author, “What Employers Need to Know About the New DOL Temporary Rule Implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, April 3, 2020
- Co-Author “The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Requirements and Considerations,” FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, March 20, 2020
Honors & Education
- University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2019
- Oakland University, B.F.A., 2010
- Certified in “Trauma-Informed: Applying the Science in the Interview Room,” Association of Workplace Investigators, 2021
- Minnesota, 2019
- Minnesota State Bar Association, North Star Lawyer, 2019-2021
- Chair, 94th Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition, 2018-2019