Michael Menssen

Michael Menssen

Michael Menssen, an associate in Stoel Rives’ Labor & Employment and Litigation groups, has experience in a full range of labor & employment cases, including wage & hour, discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and unfair labor practices. Michael has also litigated a wide variety of matters, including class actions, breach of contract, fraud, appeals, securities litigation, business torts, white collar, trade secrets and professional negligence.

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California Employers Must Carefully Reconsider Whether Employees Can Be Provided With “Suitable Seats” In Light of New Decision

A recent California Supreme Court decision has the potential to affect all California employees who are required to stand while performing parts of their job.  In response to numerous lawsuits brought by cashiers, retail employees, bank tellers and other employees, the California Supreme Court clarified the meaning of a decades-old law that requires employers to … Continue Reading

Utah Provides Additional Protections for Pregnant And Breastfeeding Women in the Workplace

The Utah Legislature has passed SB 59, which amends the Utah Antidiscrimination Act to provide additional protections for pregnant and breastfeeding women in the workplace. This law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees upon request for conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, unless doing so would create an “undue hardship.”  Employers are … Continue Reading
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