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 15, 2019

State Medical Marijuana Law Ensnares Another Employer – This Time It’s Amazon

We at the Wiley Law Office have taken a special interest in state medical marijuana laws ever since Minnesota adopted its law back in 2014.  While those taking medical marijuana are not protected under the ADA or ADAAA, there are always tie-ins between those eligible for the medical cannabis registry and possible accommodations in the workplace.  And since advising on employee accommodations is an especially complex and rewarding part of […]
November 8, 2019

Four Day Workweeks – Good for Production, but Good for a Public Unionized Workforce?

The results of a month-long shortened workweek experiment at the Microsoft Japan offices were recently released.  For the summer, all employees’ schedules were reduced to four days per week, but employees were not required to work longer hours during their on-duty days, and did not have to supplement their time with vacation in order to bring home a full paycheck.  Essentially, employees were working 80% time for 100% of their […]
November 1, 2019

The GM Auto Workers’ Strike is Over – What Lessons Can We Learn?

After the longest Auto Worker strike in almost 50 years, GM employees across the country have returned to work following the ratification of a successor contract.  48,000 workers left work at more than 30 GM factories, and the impact of the strike was deep on both sides.  In total, workers lost about $1 billion in wages, and the auto maker lost almost $2 billion in production.  Let’s take a look […]
October 24, 2019

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on Two Important Title VII Questions for Employers

While we were catching up with local and employment labor issues this month, two important cases made their way to oral arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.  In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the plaintiff is asking the Court to consider the question of whether discrimination against an employee because of sexual orientation constitutes prohibited employment discrimination “because of sex” under Title VII.  In R.G. & G.R. Harris […]
October 18, 2019

When Contract Language Plays a Role in Hiring, Does Most Experienced Mean Most Qualified?

If you work with unions long enough, you will eventually be faced with a proposal from your employees’ collective bargaining representatives to have some say in the hiring and promotion process for employees.  Hopefully, when you receive this offer of “assistance” from the union you tell them that any offers of assistance are unnecessary, and you’re more than capable of hiring competent employees without their interference.  Occasionally, however, employers will […]

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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 […]
December 7, 2018

Holiday Parties in the Public Sector – Let the Fun Be…Safe!

As the holidays approach and the year winds down, public sector employers around the country are preparing to celebrate with colleagues and subordinates in a variety of ways.  For all the potlucks, cube decorating contests and secret Santas, there are still a few bosses who embrace their inner Michael Scott and try to add some cheer to their office through alcohol.  While we would never encourage emulating the management style […]