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
May 24, 2019

Connecticut State Police, Without a Contract Since 2018, Are Awarded Major Language Changes That Decrease Transparency

We often talk about Minnesota labor law without giving much regard to the other states, but an award from a state arbitrator in Connecticut was so intriguing, we could not pass up sharing it with you.  The Connecticut State Police Union had been working under an expired collective bargaining agreement since 2018.  After negotiations proved unsuccessful, the parties proceeded to interest arbitration, where the arbitrator awarded a 6.5% wage increase […]
May 17, 2019

The Wiley Law Office Celebrates Ben Reber’s First Anniversary as Senior Associate With the Firm

On May 14, 2019, the Wiley Law Office celebrated Senior Associate Ben Reber’s first anniversary with the firm.  Since that point, the firm has been able to offer expanded services, greater educational opportunities, and additional resources upon which our clients can rely.  We appreciate all those with whom we work, and look forward to expanding our services and relationships with those in the great state of Minnesota.  We also look […]
May 10, 2019

DOL Issues Opinion Declaring “Gig-Workers” Independent Contractors, One Week Before Gig Workers in Major Cities Prepare for Strike

The “Gig Economy” is booming.  With app-based work exploding in recent years, consumers can procure virtually anything through application-based services – from groceries to handypersons to rides.  However, the gig economy has not come without its share of speed bumps – from licensure challenges to job classification concerns, the services many have come to enjoy have been threatened with regulation by government and complaints from the workers who are contracting […]
May 3, 2019

As Big Employers Face Discrimination Lawsuits for Background Checks, Are You Being Overly Broad with Your Inquiries?

As mega-employers Target and Walmart face lawsuits from minority applicants for overly-broad or racially discriminatory criminal background checks, the smaller employers of the world need to take a look at their own hiring practices to see if they are running afoul of the law.  Last year, Target settled a class action lawsuit with the NAACP for $3.7 million based on its criminal background check in place years ago that allegedly […]
April 26, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Judge Directs Insurance Company to Pay for Medical Cannabis for Injured Employee

Since medical cannabis was introduced in Minnesota, the number of conditions qualifying individuals for placement on the medical cannabis registry has grown annually. With the addition of Alzheimer’s disease in August of 2019, the number of conditions for which medical cannabis can be recommended by health professionals will reach 14, and the qualifying conditions listed are no longer so debilitating that they can keep employees away from work. The acceptance of cannabis […]

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March 29, 2019

Minnesota Supreme Court Changes Stance on Exclusivity Provisions of Workers’ Compensation, Minnesota Human Rights Acts

In Karst v. F.C. Hayer Company, the Minnesota Supreme Court held an employee who received workers’ compensation benefits for work-related injuries was barred from bringing a disability discrimination claim under the Minnesota Human Rights Act based on the same employer’s unwillingness to rehire him.  447 N.W.2d 180 (Minn. 1989).  The Court used to the exclusivity provision of the Workers’ Compensation act limited the employee to remedies under that act. In […]
March 21, 2019

The Wiley Law Office Update – Tourney Time Edition!

We’ve made no bones about our love of basketball at the Wiley Law Office.  With an average height of 6’4” and an average shooting percentage of 25%, it isn’t hard to see why we love to watch the sport so much.  But this time of year can be especially difficult for employers on multiple fronts.  First, you want your employees to remain efficient even with the great number of distractions […]
March 15, 2019

Study Reveals Supervisors Lean Towards Victim Blaming In Harassment and Bullying Situations

With all of the media focus on workplace harassment and sexual assault in our society, one might think that a new level of awareness has emerged in regard to helping and protecting victims of harassment and bullying in the workplace.  However, a recently-published study conducted by several university business professors shows that not only are supervisors unlikely to believe claims of harassment or bullying, but actually are biased to perceive […]
March 8, 2019

Change to Wage and Hour Division Field Operations Handbook Provides Clarity to Employers of Tipped Employees

Navigating the FLSA is no easy task when dealing with tipped employees.  Under 29 CFR 531.56(e), employers are allowed to take a “tip credit” for their tipped employees in order to meet the federally-required minimum wage, but questions arise when these tipped employees perform customer-service duties at the same time as their tip-producing duties.  Can the employer take a tip credit only for the time spent performing tip-producing duties?  How […]