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 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.”    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 The podcast is online here:  
December 8, 2014

Theft from an employer, even in a small amount, can support discharge

A recent arbitration decision highlights the well-accepted rule that theft from an employer is a serious offense that can support a just cause discharge in a union environment.  In this matter,  management advocate Attorney Wiley also stressed that theft from a public employer — in any amount — rises to the level of felony theft.  The attached award provides very thorough analysis of other arbitration decisions that have held that […]
November 28, 2014

County employer found to have disciplined Corrections Supervisor appropriately

Safe practices in law enforcement are absolutely essential.  In his career, Wiley has seen many examples of law enforcement officers and citizens being seriously injured when critical information is not provided, or is not communicated effectively between law enforcement officers.  One of Wiley’s clients runs one of the largest jails in the State of Minnesota.   The Sheriff’s Office disciplined a supervisor for failing to adequately inform a corrections officer of […]
November 14, 2014

String of Arbitration and Court Victories for Wiley’s Clients

Recently, my clients have fared very well in court and in arbitration settings.  I’ll be sharing some of these success stories in coming weeks. First, I’d like to share an interest arbitration award in favor of Sherburne County.  In that matter, Arbitrator Crump ruled in favor of the county on all fronts, including wages, fringe benefits, and proposed language changes.  Wiley credits the victory to the testimony of some very […]
August 11, 2014

MN Supreme Court Data Decision Impacts All Public Employers

In August of last year, I provided training to Minnesota public employers regarding an appeals court case to keep an eye on that held that a public employee could challenge his performance review in a hearing before the Minnesota Department of Administration. On August 6, 2014, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on the issue in a case that will surely impact how public employers conduct performance evaluations going forward. Schwanke […]
January 20, 2014

2013 a banner year for The Wiley Law Office, P.C. 2014 promises even more…

This past year I had the pleasure of providing legal advice, representation, investigations, and training for individuals in Minnesota and Illinois, regional corporations, and national corporations with a presence in Minnesota.  Recently, I secured retainer agreements to provide work for three of the largest employers in the State of Minnesota, guaranteeing the continued success and vitality of the firm. I am currently developing a state of the art program on […]
November 23, 2013

Anti-Harassment Training as important as ever

Attorney Wiley reminds Minnesota employers that training your employees about sexual, racial, and protected-class harassment is an important part of a successful defense against lawsuits.   Here is what the Human Resources Director of a large local municipality had to say about Wiley’s training performed in the fall of 2013: Attorney Wiley provided respectful workplace training to all City employees that was customized to our policies and procedures.  The training was […]

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