Do employers have any reporting requirements under OSHA with respect to COVID illnesses and death?
Erin M. Edgerton
Assistant: Julianne Hill, 612.492.7854
“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 and labor laws.
Erin’s employment and labor practice focuses on advising employers on a variety of day-to-day employment and business matters. She represents clients during everyday disputes both in and out of the court room. Erin also has experience guiding employers through internal and government investigations.
She prepares and reviews a variety of employment agreement policies, including required new hire notices under Minnesota and other states’ wage theft laws, employment, independent contractor, and separation agreements, employee leave and reinstatement, employee handbooks, and non-competition and confidentiality agreements.
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
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
- “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-Presenter, “Keeping Employment Clients Informed in a Pandemic,” University of St. Thomas hosted webinar for law school students, April 23, 2020
Honors & Education
- University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2019
- Oakland University, B.F.A., 2010
- Minnesota, 2019
- Minnesota State Bar Association, North Star Lawyer, 2019
- Chair, 94th Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition, 2018-2019