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4 Common Types of Minnesota Family Law Cases

Many of us are familiar with the work that criminals lawyers do from the television shows and movies that garner our attention on a weekly basis. We have seen criminal lawyers stand in a courtroom in front of a judge and a jury and make compelling arguments for their clients. While the work of family… Read more »

5 Misconceptions About Personal Injury Claims in Minnesota

When you are involved in an accident, there will be so much to wrap your head around. Have you been seriously injured? Was someone else at fault? Were you at fault? Will insurance provide protection? Additionally, there are various myths and misconceptions surrounding personal injury law that could compound your worries and frustrations. Most people… Read more »

Employment Law Trends and Issues To Watch in 2021

With 2020 quickly coming to an end after an unforgettable and unprecedented amount of events, we are ready to look at what changes we expect to take place in 2021. We are also ready to determine how any change can have a potential impact on employees and employers. Every year, businesses and organizations struggle to… Read more »

COVID-19, Discrimination, and The Workplace

Quarantine. Social distancing. Lockdowns. Shelter-in-place orders. Stay-at-home orders. Before this year, how many times had you heard any of those terms discussed on a consistent basis? With the global proliferation of the unforgettable coronavirus(COVID-19), 2020 has set the scene for notable compliance changes and challenges for workplaces. Navigating uncertainty and adapting to a new normal… Read more »

How Can We Address and Prevent Workplace Discrimination?

Most employers clearly understand that they are obligated to provide their employees with a workplace that is free of discrimination. While the laws regarding discrimination may not be as simple as some other laws, employers can promptly implement important protocols and protections to avoid discriminatory practices. Practices and Protections Many companies have a system or… Read more »

October Marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Employers, schools, and organizations of any size are always encouraged to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This campaign is nationally recognized, and it is a campaign that is used to raise awareness about common and uncommon disability employment issues that many people face on a daily basis. This month is also used to… Read more »

Minnesota Employment Law: Wrongful Termination

When one loses a job for any reason, it can leave one feeling frustrated and dejected after going through this experience. It does not matter if one found out about the termination through a letter or if there was a conversation in an office, no one likes to be fired. There will be times when… Read more »

Where Bad Checks Go from a Financial Mistake to a Felony Crime

Writing bad checks can absolutely rise from a misdemeanor to a felony. And for anyone still using checkbooks, it’s vital to know where that line is and when you might need a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney on your side. With the rise of online and mobile banking, we have to admit that checks are falling… Read more »

How Will The Recent Supreme Court Decisions Impact Employment Law?

Several cases have been decided by the Supreme Court this year, and many of those cases have had an impact on the rights of employees. A few months ago, we talked about the rights and employment protections for LGBTQ employees. There have been several Supreme Court decisions that have impacted the rights of employees of religious organizations…. Read more »

Arrested in Minnesota for a DWI? A DWI Lawyer Can Help You

Every state does not use the same terminology for driving while intoxicated. Generally, people are familiar with the term DUI(driving under the influence). In Minnesota, there is technically no DUI charge. Instead, Minnesota has a DWI(driving while intoxicated). Can the terminology of DUI and DWI be interchangeable? Yes. A DUI and a DWI are very… Read more »