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
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 […]
February 1, 2019

Is Hearing an Essential Function for Delivery Drivers? A Minnesota Court Says, “Maybe”

As package delivery becomes more and more essential to Americans’ everyday life, the demand and requirements for staffing delivery services becomes greater.  However, while delivery companies need staff to complete the growing demand for service, they still have to focus on safety when packages are being delivered, and must enforce reasonable standards for their drivers when it comes to the operation of large vehicles. The question posed to the District […]
January 25, 2019

In Contrast to Richfield Decision, Judge Denies City’s Claim that Reinstatement was Contrary to Public Policy

As we all eagerly anticipate the Minnesota Supreme Court’s decision in City for Richfield v. LELS, a different Minnesota District Court out of St. Louis County made a decision about whether the reinstatement of a police officer for improper use of force runs contrary to public policy. Last spring, we discussed an arbitration award out of Duluth where the arbitrator reinstated an officer following his improper use of force.  In […]
January 18, 2019

Eighth Circuit Holds that Regular and Reliable Attendance at Work is an Essential Function

To work with an employee whose restrictions keep them from being at work every day can be frustrating, to say the least.  For employers who count on their employees to be a part of a functioning team or perform duties on their own, a wrench is thrown into every operation that involves an employee who cannot be relied upon to show up to work without notice.  Employers obviously want to […]

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November 30, 2018

Sheriff’s Deputy Throws the Kitchen Sink at Employer after Not Getting Promoted and Still Misses

It is not always appropriate for an employer to rely too much on an applicant’s performance during an interview as the deciding factor in determining whether to hire that applicant.  Interviews can be very subjective, and interviewers might be subject to many unconscious biases that impact their objectivity.  However, if interview questions are properly tailored to the sought-after qualifications of the position and focus on finding the best applicant for […]