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
October 19, 2018

Extra Emphasis and #MeToo Movement Lead to Record Numbers for EEOC in Stopping Workplace Harassment

In a report report on its efforts to prevent workplace harassment, the EEOC announced record numbers in its education, enforcement and promotion of respectful workplaces across the country.  The agency reported a 50% increase in lawsuits filed over workplace harassment, 17% increase in charges filed over harassment, 24% increase in reasonable cause findings of harassment, and over $23 million dollars in additional money recovered from employers for harassment cases versus the […]
October 12, 2018

City of Brainerd Restructures Fire Department, Bargains Over Impact, and Lays Off Full-Time Employees. MN Court of Appeals: “Not So Fast.”

Those who have worked in public labor in Minnesota know the drill: if you’re going to make changes to the structure of organization, you inform the union of the proposed changes, bargain over impact, and go forward with the move.  The structure and makeup of an organization is an inherent management right under PELRA.  In fact, it says so right in the law: Matters of inherent managerial policy include, but […]
October 5, 2018

Attacks on Exclusive Representatives Not Done After Janus Decision – Possibly More Changes on the Horizon

As we discussed back in August, the decision of the Supreme Court in the Janus v. AFSCME case took a huge bite out of unions in that they could no longer collect fair share fees.  Well, the threat to unions may not be over, with employees and conservative advocacy groups taking alternative routes to attacking unions. In several lawsuits filed across the country, former fair share members are suing their […]
September 28, 2018

Diving Deeper on the Dallas Mavericks Harassment Investigation

As we discussed last week on the update, the Dallas Mavericks organization recently released the report from the investigation conducted by an independent law firm into the many complaints of harassment received by the organization over the last twenty years. What is listed below are the lowlights of the HR-equivalent of an NBA blooper reel that was the Mavericks Organization. Again, these observations are based off of the report of […]
September 21, 2018

NBA Workplace Harassment Investigation Becomes Public – Shows Truly Reprehensible Behavior by Employees Goes Unchecked for Years

If you follow professional basketball – and as a firm with an average height of 6’6”, we do – you are probably aware of the fairly recent stories that have surfaced regarding the Dallas Maverick organization and the frighteningly inappropriate behavior of its employees.  From the CEO of the organization down to the club’s beat writer, it appears that bad behavior permeated throughout the organization, leaving no employee safe from […]

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October 19, 2018

Extra Emphasis and #MeToo Movement Lead to Record Numbers for EEOC in Stopping Workplace Harassment

In a report report on its efforts to prevent workplace harassment, the EEOC announced record numbers in its education, enforcement and promotion of respectful workplaces across the country.  The agency reported a 50% increase in lawsuits filed over workplace harassment, 17% increase in charges filed over harassment, 24% increase in reasonable cause findings of harassment, and over $23 million dollars in additional money recovered from employers for harassment cases versus the […]
October 5, 2018

Attacks on Exclusive Representatives Not Done After Janus Decision – Possibly More Changes on the Horizon

As we discussed back in August, the decision of the Supreme Court in the Janus v. AFSCME case took a huge bite out of unions in that they could no longer collect fair share fees.  Well, the threat to unions may not be over, with employees and conservative advocacy groups taking alternative routes to attacking unions. In several lawsuits filed across the country, former fair share members are suing their […]
September 28, 2018

Diving Deeper on the Dallas Mavericks Harassment Investigation

As we discussed last week on the update, the Dallas Mavericks organization recently released the report from the investigation conducted by an independent law firm into the many complaints of harassment received by the organization over the last twenty years. What is listed below are the lowlights of the HR-equivalent of an NBA blooper reel that was the Mavericks Organization. Again, these observations are based off of the report of […]
September 14, 2018

Employer-Sponsored Benefits Fairs – To Pay or Not To Pay?

Last week, we discussed the Wage and Hour Division’s letter pertaining to no-fault attendance policies and whether employers were retaliating based on an employee’s use of protected FMLA leave.  Analysis of that letter can be found here: http://wiley-law.com/a-wage-and-hour-letter-that-may-impact-the-way-you-operate/. In FLSA 2018-20, the question was whether employees should be compensated for time spent at an employer-sponsored benefits fair, where employees could voluntarily participate in biometric screenings, wellness activities and learn about […]