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
August 23, 2019

Union Grieves Employer’s Failure to Implement Terms and Sick and Safe Ordinances and Wins

Many employers struggled with the Sick and Safe Leave ordinances created by the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  At their most basic, the ordinances provide for sick and “safety” (for victims of abuse or stalking) leave to be accrued by employees working within the boundaries of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  One problem encountered by employers was the difficulty of administration for employers with workers in multiple jurisdictions.  This was […]
August 16, 2019

The Wiley Law Office Hits MPELRA’s Summer Conference!

As summer draws to a close, the Wiley Law Office is making its annual pilgrimage to attend the MPELRA Summer Conference!  This year, we’re taking in a wealth of knowledge from a diverse cast of arbitrators from across the country, talking past practice, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and of course, the ever-looming PERB!  If you’re up at the conference, make sure to stop us and talk for a while – we’re […]
August 9, 2019

The Seven Tests of Just Cause: An Undying Standard or Thing of the Past?

If you’ve worked in labor relations for any amount of time, you’ve become familiar with the Seven Tests of Just Cause.  They have been the foundation of every disciplinary action taken in a unionized environment in some way, shape or form since Arbitrator Daugherty first wrote about them in 1964.  If you are not aware of them, the Seven Tests have been used by many arbitrators to determine whether a […]
August 2, 2019

Take That for Data: What Happens When Employee Misconduct Leads to a Criminal Investigation?

Those who have worked in employee investigation and discipline matters in Minnesota understand that the data from the investigation only becomes public following the final disposition of any disciplinary action that arises from that investigation.  If there is no disciplinary action, the investigation does not become public data, unless that employee is a public official who resigns before discipline is imposed.  If there is discipline, the employer needs to wait […]
July 25, 2019

NLRB Eliminates Solicitation Exception for Union Organizers

In the past, if an employer had portions of its building open to the public, even it had a strict no-solicitation policy, it had to allow union organizers into its public space.  This access was granted after years of the NLRB struggles to strike a balance between employers’ desire to maintain a peaceful workplace and employees’ desires to organize.  Needless to say, many employers believed this was not a “balance” […]

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February 28, 2019

Hockey Coach Prevails in Sex Discrimination Case and is Awarded Huge Front-Pay Damages

Former University of Minnesota-Duluth women’s hockey coach Shannon Miller was one of the most successful women’s hockey coaches of all time, having won 11 Frozen Four games and five NCAA Division I national championships with the team.  However, after her team struggled, Miller was informed that her coaching contract with the university would not be renewed. After suing, and winning her sex discrimination claim under Title VII, Miller was awarded […]
February 21, 2019

Amendments to Sexual Harassment Definition Get Through Committee

With the proliferation of the #MeToo movement and increased focus on sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, the State of Minnesota is attempting to remedy the issue of what many believe is too few meritorious harassment claims being dismissed or being thrown out on summary judgment based on the law as it is written.  In order to fix the situation, the House Judiciary and Civil Law Committee unanimously approved […]
February 13, 2019

Minnesota Supreme Court Overturns Court of Appeals Decision in City of Richfield v. LELS

Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court rendered its opinion in City of Richfield v. LELS, A17-1275 (Minn. Sup. February 13, 2019). Those who wish to read the decision in its entirety can go here. We’ve blogged about this issue a couple of times, and now we have the decision. Two Big Happenings Affecting Public Labor in Minnesota In Contrast to Richfield Decision, Judge Denies City’s Claim that Reinstatement was Contrary to […]
February 8, 2019

New Governor Fires Non-Political Appointees from Previous Administration, Unsurprisingly Gets Sued

It is a common occurrence in state and city government: new leadership comes into power, fires previous administration’s appointees, and brings in new staff of its own choosing.  What does not (or should not) happen is: the new administration begins, demands allegiance from all employees, and terminates those who fail to swear allegiance, whether they were political appointees or not. After the governor’s election in Alaska, many were expecting the […]