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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 »

Disability Awareness In The Workplace: What Should You Know?

This year marks not only the 30th anniversary of the ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act), but also the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month(NDEAM). National Disability Awareness Month is celebrated every year in the month of October. The observance originally began in 1945, and it was established by Harry S. Truman under a different name, “National… Read more »

30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been an essential piece of civil rights legislation since it was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The American with Disabilities Act helps prevent discrimination on the basis of one or more disabilities. What does this mean for people who have disabilities? This means that anyone who has… Read more »

Minnesota Employment Law: Challenges During Coronavirus Pandemic

Figures from the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) show that Minnesota’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.1% during the period that included March 12, 2020.  One week later on March 17, 2020, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) reported that the Minnesota Unemployment Office was receiving 2,000 applications per hour. Overnight, we’ve gone from a thriving, robust… Read more »

Do You Need A Social Security Disability Lawyer In Minnesota?

You may have heard someone say that getting an approval for disability benefits in Minnesota is hard. You may have also heard that many people have had their applications denied by the Social Security Administration(SSA), at least after the first application. When you view the statistics, those stats will show that the majority of first-time… Read more »

Pride Month: Fighting Discrimination In The Minnesota Workplace

June is Pride Month, and we know there are still major issues that members of the LGBTQ face. This Pride Month, we celebrate the accomplishments that have been made for the LGBTQ community, but we still have a long way to go. Wins for the LGBTQ community in the workplace were once small and rare…. Read more »

Minnesota Employment Law: Non-Compete Agreements

Agreements that restrict employees from participating in competitive activities and adjuration of company business during one’s time of employment and after employment have been commonplace in Minnesota. These agreements can be universal in many industries. While many Minnesota employees may view non-compete agreements as troublesome, employers view it is a practical way to protect the business they… Read more »