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.

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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
January 10, 2019

DOL Announces Proposed Rulemaking on Overtime Exemptions

With the current salary exemptions for employees who are either supervisory or possess specialized skills sitting at $455 a week or over $23,660 a year, an update to the overtime regulations seems well overdue.  The Obama-era DOL attempted to increase the overtime minimums to $913 a week or $47,476 annually, but that proposed regulation was shot down by a Texas federal judge.  Now, the Secretary of Labor has hinted at […]
January 4, 2019

In the Face of Contrary Contract Language, Arbitrator Finds Statutory Language Wins the Day

The selection and direction of employees is a management right that should be protected like a first-born child.  Employers need the ability to appoint the most qualified individual to a position in order to make their businesses run at optimal efficiency – to do otherwise runs contrary to almost any business model. However, in times of lean money and contentious contract negotiations, it is understandable that an employer could cede […]
December 28, 2018

Delaware Medical Marijuana Cardholder is Terminated Following Positive Drug Test, Survives Motion to Dismiss from Employer After Suing for Discrimination

Medical marijuana laws have been around for several years.  33 states and the District of Columbia have laws allowing for the use of marijuana in some form for medical purposes.  However, the number of cases discussing those laws and their impact on individuals and employers are still very limited.  So when we see a case involving the use of medical marijuana, it is important to take note, because even though […]
December 21, 2018

Wiley and Reber to Present at MPELRA Winter Conference February 14

It was recently announced that Wiley Law Office attorneys Greg Wiley and Ben Reber will BOTH be presenting at the upcoming Minnesota Public Employer Labor Relations Association Winter Conference on February 14, 2019.  That means before you take some to settle in with that special someone on Valentine’s Day, you can settle in at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West to receive some up-to-date employment law information from some of […]
December 14, 2018

End of Year Minnesota Interest Arbitration Update

When we last talked about interest arbitration in Minnesota, there were a total of seven arbitration awards over the course of eight months to discuss, with mixed results. Between September and November of this year, there were five interest arbitration hearings held involving four jurisdictions. Of the five, four resulted in resounding victories for the employer, and averages remain lower than what many jurisdictions are seeing in Union proposals. Of […]

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July 27, 2018

Boeing, Part III, A New Hope

In our previous posts regarding the NLRB’s decision in The Boeing Company, we discussed the old standard for analyzing work rules set under Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia, how the NLRB found that standard unwieldy and difficult to apply in many situations, and the three categories of work rules the NLRB created to allow for three different levels of scrutiny and analysis. You can find our first two posts here: http://wiley-law.com/the-nlrb-considers-the-employers-perspective/. and here: http://wiley-law.com/the-boeing-company-part-ii-the-employer-strikes-back/. […]
July 20, 2018

Settlement Between EEOC and Estee Lauder Calls for Equal Treatment of Men and Women with Regard to Parental Leave

The Paid Parental Leave movement has swept the nation in recent years, with the number of employers offering paid maternity leave rising almost ten percent in the last two years.  The problem with that, as the EEOC sees it, is that paid paternity leave has risen only eight percent in the same amount of time. Recently, the EEOC settled with the Estee Lauder company in a lawsuit filed on behalf […]
July 19, 2018

The Boeing Company, Part II, The Employer Strikes Back

Last week, we discussed the NLRB’s old approach to analyzing work rules, and how the Board was often getting stuck on work rules that would possibly be interpreted by employees as restrictions on Section 7 rights under the NLRA.  For that discussion, you can read our post here: The NLRB Considers the Employer’s Perspective! This week, we’ll discuss the Board’s change in analysis of work rules, which takes a more […]
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 […]