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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Senior Associate Ben Reber Joins the Firm The Wiley Law Office is proud to announce that Ben Reber has joined The Wiley Law Office as Senior Associate. He looks forward to working with you as established and appreciated clients of the firm and helping with all of your business and employment needs.

Ben is joining the firm following three years as an independent contractor for the firm, and eight-and-a-half years as a Labor Relations Specialist for the City of Saint Paul. During his time with the City and as a contractor, he focused his efforts on representing management in all facets of the employer/employee relationship, including hiring, on-boarding, employee relations, grievance processing, workplace accommodations, veterans’ preference, discrimination and harassment investigations, policy development, contract negotiation and interpretation, and employee training.

Ben has been quite active in the Minnesota public labor and employment community, as a participant and presenter for the Minnesota Public Employer Labor Relations Association, and earned his Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP) certificate from the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association in 2017.

Ben is also an experienced trainer, having conducted over 40 training seminars for the City of St. Paul during his time as a Labor Relations Specialist, covering topics ranging from employee discipline to Diversity and Inclusion.

Ben has a wealth of experience that he is excited to add to the services provided by the firm, and is devoted to bringing the same high quality service that you’ve come accustomed to as a client of the Wiley Law Office. Contact Ben for advice or just to welcome him to the firm. He can be reached at 651-373-8388, or e-mailed at Benjamin.Reber@wiley-law.com.

The Wiley Law Office, PC office space in Edina, Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, and Woodbury. The firm stays current on legal trends and developments. Subscribe to its RSS, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook feeds to stay abreast of legal developments. Thank you, and have a great day at work.

“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
November 9, 2018

Three Different Labor Arbitration Interlock Cases – Three Disparate Results

As we spoke about last week, there have been a number of arbitrations heard in Minnesota since the introduction of the ignition interlock program for citizens who are convicted of DUI.  As you will see, in the cases we’ve reviewed, Arbitrators can see the limitations created by the ignition interlock program as either a curse for employers or a creative way to keep an employee at work despite his or […]
November 2, 2018

The Employer’s Decision to Not Allow Interlock Devices – Just or Too Harsh?

The ignition interlock device seemed like a solution to a problem that scares many throughout Minnesota – it stops those with a history of drinking and driving from being able to operate an automobile without first confirming that the driver has not consumed alcohol before getting behind the wheel. However, there are unforeseen problems with the legislature’s solution to curtailing drinking and driving, especially when those with the problem are […]
October 26, 2018

Union Claims Paid Administrative Leave Disciplinary – Arbitrator Confirms What We Should All Know

After it suspected a deputy had falsified his time records, claiming to have taught DARE courses and earned compensatory time, the Itasca County Chief Deputy questioned the deputy about his reported work time.  The Chief Deputy learned that the deputy’s timecards were not accurate, and suspected the deputy was lying in response to her question.  In response to these actions, the department put the deputy out on administrative leave, pending […]
October 19, 2018

Extra Emphasis and #MeToo Movement Lead to Record Numbers for EEOC in Stopping Workplace Harassment

In a report report on its efforts to prevent workplace harassment, the EEOC announced record numbers in its education, enforcement and promotion of respectful workplaces across the country.  The agency reported a 50% increase in lawsuits filed over workplace harassment, 17% increase in charges filed over harassment, 24% increase in reasonable cause findings of harassment, and over $23 million dollars in additional money recovered from employers for harassment cases versus the […]
October 12, 2018

City of Brainerd Restructures Fire Department, Bargains Over Impact, and Lays Off Full-Time Employees. MN Court of Appeals: “Not So Fast.”

Those who have worked in public labor in Minnesota know the drill: if you’re going to make changes to the structure of organization, you inform the union of the proposed changes, bargain over impact, and go forward with the move.  The structure and makeup of an organization is an inherent management right under PELRA.  In fact, it says so right in the law: Matters of inherent managerial policy include, but […]

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March 20, 2013

Carver County prevails in Interest Arbitration with Law Enforcement Personnel

On January 7, 2013, Arbitrator Christine Ver Ploeg submitted an arbitration award involving Teamsters Local 320, representing forty-two law enforcement personnel in the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.  The bargaining unit consisted of 29 detention deputies, 12 911 Dispatchers, and one Terminal Agency Coordinator.  Bargaining issues included wages for calendar years 2012 and 2013, range movement, severance, uniform allowance, shift differential, and whether a market adjustment was warranted for certain bargaining […]
March 9, 2013

Arbitrator upholds Ramsey County Reduced Hours Program

On February 11, 2013, Arbitrator Carol Berg O’Toole determined that Ramsey County did not violate its CBA with AFSCME Council 5, Local 70 at its Lake Owasso Residence when it reduced hours of employees based on seniority.  In response to significant budget constraints, Ramsey County implemented a facility-wide rebid of jobs based on seniority for new schedules with less hours.  The result of the rebid was that employees with more […]
March 9, 2013

Discipline reduced for Mendota Heights police officer

On March 1, 2012, Arbitrator Harley Ogata determined that a one-day suspension related to whether the officer had probable cause to arrest a citizen was excessive under the circumstances, and reduced the discipline to a written reprimand. Though the arbitrator determined that the officer could have done more to diffuse the dispute during a bad-weather roadside stop, the arbitrator felt that only a reprimand was warranted because a reprimand would […]
March 9, 2013

Employer must use new I-9 forms in May 2013

Employers required to use new I-9 form in May 2013. See the form and get more information at http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=84c267ee5cb38210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=84c267ee5cb38210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD