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
July 13, 2018

The NLRB Considers the Employer’s Perspective!

As part of this three-part series, the Wiley Law Office will discuss a major change that took place recently at the National Labor Relations Board in how it evaluates employer work rules and whether they “chill” employee speech in regard to rights protected by the National Labor Relations Act.  The Board’s recent decision in The Boeing Company, 365 NLRB No. 154 (December 14, 2017) led to the General Counsel for […]
July 6, 2018

Another High-Profile Police Termination Reversed

In another case that seems ripe for appeal to District Court, an arbitrator reversed the City of Duluth’s decision to terminate an officer following the arbitrator’s finding that the officer used of excessive force and failed to report that use of force to his supervisor in a timely manner. The arbitration award City of Duluth and Duluth Police Union, Local No. 807, found that nine-year veteran officer Adam Huot dragged […]
June 27, 2018

With a Swipe of the Pen, the Supreme Court Makes All U.S. Public Sector Employers Right-To-Work

The Court kept us waiting as long as possible, but it finally came to a decision this morning in the case of Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, and sounded a death knell for fair share fees for public sector employees. By this point, we are all familiar with the issues of the case – Janus, a state employee working in Illinois, enjoying the wages and benefits afforded him by his […]
June 22, 2018

Two Big Happenings Affecting Public Labor in Minnesota

The Wiley Law Office has been informed that, as expected, the Minnesota Supreme Court has granted review of the Court of Appeals’s decision in City of Richfield v. Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc.  As we rarely see cases having to do with public labor or arbitration making their way to the Supreme Court, we imagine that many of the state’s public employers and unions will be paying attention to the […]
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 […]

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November 17, 2011

Does your employee classification pass the smell test?

More than ever, employers struggle with employee classification issues: are workers employees or independent contractors?  And now, the State of Minnesota and the IRS have started a new initiative to more aggressively audit employers about employee classification, so an improper classification can have significant consequences in the form of increased taxes, penalties and fees. Employers often mistakenly believe that the label they attach to a worker is controlling, but the […]
November 14, 2011

Another Victory by Attorney Greg Wiley

Recently, a Minnesota District Court upheld attorney Greg Wiley’s argument that a Last Chance Agreement precluded a union employee from seeking arbitration to challenge his termination from employment. Employers use Last Change Agreements (“LCAs”) to allow employees that have made mistakes or have had performance issues a second chance, and the agreements provide that the employees may stay employed so long as certain conditions are met.  I feel that Last […]
November 10, 2011

Defamation claims are alive and well in Minnesota

Clients often shy away from bringing defamation claims because damages can be difficult to prove, and the burden of a trial might actually exacerbate the harm caused by defamatory remarks.  But preserving your business’s reputation may be extremely important, and, in some cases absolutely essential. Clients should carefully evaluate whether bringing a defamation claim makes sense under the particular circumstances.  A recent Minnesota District Court case shows that, in the […]