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
June 20, 2019

The Mueller Report: A Workplace Investigator’s Perspective, Part I

While we at the Wiley Law Office do our best to stay out of the political arena, when an investigation as important as the Mueller Report goes public, we feel it is important to reflect on both the investigative techniques as well as the format of the investigation report and how it was presented to the public.  No matter their political leanings, investigators must admire both the amount of work […]
June 14, 2019

The Employer’s Workplace Marijuana Update

The legal marijuana industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years.  Over 30 states have approved the use of marijuana products for medicinal purposes, and 11 states have approved cannabis for recreational adult use, along with Washington, DC.  Colorado recently announced that it has exceeded $1 billion in cannabis sales since recreational cannabis was legalized, and the state has never dipped below $20,000,000 a month in […]
June 7, 2019

JPMorgan Enters into Record Parental Leave Settlement, A Reminder That Policies Must be Applied Equally

Last year we spoke to you about a consent decree entered into by Estee Lauder and the EEOC based on the company’s paid parental leave policy that treated males and females differently.  Well, the lawsuits did not stop there, as it was recently announced that JPMorgan has agreed to a record $5,000,000 settlement with a class of its male employees based on its parental leave policy.  Under the JPMorgan policy, […]
May 31, 2019

In Minnesota, House- and Senate-Approved Jobs and Energy Omnibus Bill Makes Wage Theft a Felony

39,000 Minnesotans experience some form of wage theft every year.  Whether it be a restaurant owner taking money from the tips of its employees, or employers withholding commissions, or demanding the employee pay back certain wages received in order for them to keep their job, wage theft has a huge impact on the amount of money wage-earners across the state bring home.  The state already had laws that made it […]
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 […]

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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 […]
April 19, 2019

DOL Proposal Would Clarify Regular Rate Calculations for Non-Exempt Employees

In another effort to assist businesses in maintaining compliance with the often-tricky Fair Labor Standards Act, the Department of Labor proposed regulations in late March that make it easier to determine whether bonuses are discretionary, and eliminate the inclusion of paid leave in the calculation of the regular rate.  The DOL also proposed clarifications to “confirm that employers may exclude” from the regular rate of pay: The costs of providing […]
April 12, 2019

Minnesota Court of Appeals Affirms No Affirmative Duty to Engage in Interactive Process, under MHRA

On March 10, 2015, Thaleaha McBee informed her employer of her lifting restriction due to disc narrowing, a bulged disc, and bone spurs in her vertebrae.  For one day, her employer accommodated her by placing her on a machine that produced parts weighing less than ten pounds, and she finished her shift.  McBee met with human resources to discuss possible accommodations.  The following day, she was terminated due to concerns […]
April 5, 2019

Department of Labor Maneuvers to Limit Liability for Corporations Whose Franchises Underpay

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a proposal that would reduce claims against corporations based on wage violations of their franchisees.  In hopes of reversing an Obama-era rule where corporations could be held liable for minimum-wage violations of its franchises, the DOL’s new rule seeks to “revise and clarify the responsibilities of employers and joint employers to employees in joint employer arrangements.” The Department is proposing a four-factor test […]