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
January 24, 2020

Minneapolis Wage Ordinance Survives Challenge From Large Employer Under MNFLSA Claim

Minimum wage ordinances were all the rage in the 2010s.  With the federal minimum wage increasing at a snail’s pace, and state minimums not growing any faster, municipalities began taking the law into their own hands, and adopting minimum wage ordinances that reflected what those cities believed to be “living wages.”  In Minnesota, both Minneapolis and St. Paul adopted $15 minimum wage rates for businesses within their borders, with certain […]
January 17, 2020

CNN Agrees to Largest Backpay Settlement in the History of the NLRB

It was recently announced that after years of litigation, news company CNN has agreed to pay over 300 unionized camera operators a total of $76 million.  The award was the result of the company terminating the contracts of the unionized employees and hiring replacement employees to do the same work back in 2003.  CNN had a service agreement with its subcontractor, Team Video Services, and replaced the workers without bargaining […]
January 9, 2020

Student Library Workers Vote to Organize, and Their Right to Do So is Upheld

In 2017, the student library employees at the University of Chicago voted to organize and work under a collective bargaining agreement.  The 200 workers sought higher wages and a more stable schedule, amongst other benefits, for the work they were doing while enrolled at the private university.  While unionization is popular at most public universities and colleges, it is only now gaining traction at private institutions across the country, and […]
January 2, 2020

French Company’s Restructuring and Impossible Standards Lead to Suicide; Leaders Held Responsible, Criminally

American Labor Laws are generally not as progressive as many western European countries.  For the most part, employers are not held criminally liable for corporate acts taken against employees.  However, we spoke earlier in 2019 about how the state of Minnesota has taken steps to criminalize wage theft from employees by company leaders.  Therefore, it appears the tide is changing to protect employees against the deliberate wrongful actions by employers.  […]
December 26, 2019

Happy Holidays from the Wiley Law Office!

As the year winds down, we hope you and your co-workers take some time away from work in order to spend time with your families (or just not be working) and enjoying the holidays.  It’s been an incredible year at the Wiley Law Office, and we have enjoyed working with many of you on your labor and employment needs as well as any investigation work you’ve needed done.  We would […]

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September 26, 2019

Union Cries Foul When Employer Refuses to Allow Representation at Loudermill Hearing, Employer Stands Ground and Wins

For employers working with unionized employees, the Weingarten principles have become as much a part of labor relations as contract negotiations, and probably play a larger role in everyday employee management.  The principle is simple: employees are entitled to representation during an investigatory interview when an employee has a reasonable belief that discipline or discharge may result from what he or she says during the interview.  However, as years have […]
September 20, 2019

Minnesota Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Hours Worked Over 48 in a Week

Baywood Home Care specializes in providing home health aides to provide companionship services for elderly or otherwise in need of assistance in their homes.  Its payment system for those employee had been what is called a “split-day plan,” where the employees were paid straight time for the first five-and-a-half scheduled hours of the days and time-and-a-half for hours over 10.5 (employees worked 16 hour days).  They maintained this plan throughout […]
September 12, 2019

Labeling Administrative Leave – Not Discipline, but not Categorically Excluded from Constituting Adverse Employment Action

At the Wiley Law Office, we’ve blogged about arbitration awards that found employees had not suffered any form of discipline when being placed on administrative investigatory leave.  However, when an employer places an employee on administrative leave following an employee’s report of potentially illegal activity, it is possible a court could find that action to constitute an adverse employment action.  This concept was discussed in a recent Minnesota Court of […]
September 5, 2019

Court of Appeals Affirms Arbitrator’s Decision in City of Duluth Case, Closes the Book on Public Policy Chapter

For the last few years, starting with the Court of Appeals decision in City of Richfield v. LELS, the possibility of having an arbitrator’s decision overturned as violative of public policy actually seemed attainable.  However, with the Supreme Court’s overturning of City of Richfield last year and the Court of Appeals latest decision in City of Duluth v. Duluth Police Union, Local No. 807, the window for appeal of an […]