Meet Attorney Greg Wiley

Attorney Greg Wiley, Esq., is admitted to practice law in state courts in Minnesota and Illinois, and in numerous federal courts. Wiley is a passionate advocate for his clients, and he has earned an outstanding reputation for the highest quality of legal representation. He is oft-recognized as a Rising Star by Minnesota Lawyer in the area of labor and employment law. In 2012, Wiley was awarded the national Pacesetter Award for innovation in labor law, and the Award of Excellence in Civil Law by the public law section of the Minnesota State Bar Association for demonstrating extraordinary leadership, initiative, and innovation in the performance of his duties in representing his public law clients. Mr. Wiley represented corporate management nationwide while at Littler Mendelson, the largest labor and employment law firm in the country. Mr. Wiley currently runs his own advising, litigation, investigation, mediation, and training practice, and serves as General Counsel to the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office. He represents corporations, local businesses, municipalities, and individuals in the Twin Cities metro area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and in other parts of Minnesota. He has office space in Edina, Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, and Woodbury. Mr. Wiley stays current on legal trends and developments. Subscribe to his RSS, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook feeds to stay abreast of legal developments.

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“Mr. Wiley went above and beyond my expectations in his consultation with me. He gave me great feedback for my hearing and prepared me so I had a successful outcome. He does thorough research, thinks of all the angles, and is very professional in his presentation. I highly recommend his services.”

-Cathy T., Client
June 14, 2018

Another MAJOR Decision by the Minnesota Court of Appeals Overturning the Decision of an Arbitrator

The Minnesota public labor community was already pretty taken aback at the Minnesota Court of Appeals’s decision in City of Richfield v. Law Enforcement Labor Services, which reversed an arbitrator’s decision returning an officer to duty after he was terminated for striking a young man in a city park and not documenting his use of force after the fact.  In that case, the court found that returning an officer to […]
June 7, 2018

Supreme Court Kicks the Cake Down the Road on Free Exercise Decision for Business Owners

In another decision tangentially related to employers or business owners, the Supreme Court decided for the individual business owner in a case where the First Amendment and states’ Human Rights statutes squared off over a wedding cake. The dispute in Masterpiece Cake Shop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission arose from a same-sex Colorado couple who were planning on getting married in Massachusetts in 2012 and having a post-wedding celebration in […]
June 1, 2018

Presenting Costs at the Bargaining Table

Whether you are a traditional quid pro quo negotiator or working in interest-based bargaining, costs are always going to be a consideration when getting a deal.  If a negotiator is able to demonstrate how little an employer proposal will change an employee’s take-home pay, or how detrimental a union proposal is to the employer’s bottom line, it can provide an objective reality check for both parties that can be far […]
May 25, 2018

Supreme Court Upholds Agreements Restricting Employees to Individual Arbitration

In one of only a few employment law cases being decided by the United States Supreme Court this year, new Justice Neal Gorsuch’s first authored opinion for the Court sided with employers and their right to require employees to pursue individual claims in arbitration via contractual agreement rather than attempt a class action in court. The outcome of the dispute was fairly clear based on Justice Gorsuch’s framing of the […]
May 18, 2018

Supreme Court to Rule on Critical Issue Concerning Public Unions

Before the end of the term (likely late June 2018), the Supreme Court of the United States is set to make its decision on the Constitutionality of agency fees for public employees in the case of Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31.  As this case could have serious implications for both public sector employers as well as public sector unions, now would be a good time to go over where the […]
May 14, 2018

The Wiley Law Office adds experienced attorney Ben Reber

The Wiley Law Office, PC is proud to announce the hiring of Senior Associate Benjamin Reber.  For over three years, Ben has been a true asset to the firm as an independent contractor.  In order to better serve our clients and continue to expand our practice, Ben is now a full-time Senior Associate.   Ben comes to the firm with nine years of experience as a labor and employment specialist […]
June 26, 2015

Same sex marriage protected by 14th Amendment

I’ll let the final paragraph of the majority opinion speak on this issue:   No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand […]
June 22, 2015

Supreme Court announces standard for claims of excessive force against pretrial detainees

In 2011, I wrote an article for the state-wide publication Bench & Bar, entitled “Excessive Force: Disentangling Constitutional Standards.” http://mnbenchbar.com/2011/07/excessive-force-claims-disentangling-constitutional-standards/    That article received a fair amount of attention locally. Today, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion touching on that subject, Kingsley v. Hendrickson, attached.  It held (with 5 judges in the majority and 4 dissenting) that excessive force claims by pretrial detainees should be determined on an objective standard.  […]
March 12, 2015

County prevails in interest arbitration

A county client recently prevailed in interest arbitration based on its internal pattern and external standing among its comparator counties.  Key to this decision (attached below), was the county’s relatively small tax capacity.  It was one of the lower ranking counties in its comparator group in that area.  As such, the arbitrator determined that the county was not required to pay an average wage for the comparator group. Please contact […]
February 14, 2015

Check out Attorney Wiley’s appearance on a national podcast

See the attached link for my podcast interview with LRIS regarding the potential impact on the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Schwanke decision regarding public employee challenges to performance reviews.  Please let me know what you think.  Thanks. Greg greg.wiley@wiley-law.com The podcast is online here: http://www.lris.com/2015/02/13/interview-attorney-greg-wiley/  

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