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Tips to Negotiate Your Severance Package

Minnesota Employment Law Attorneys Losing your job can be devastating. Since most people live paycheck to paycheck, even missing a day or two can feel like a setback. Not knowing when you are going back to work can be a hard blow. Because of this, many companies offer a severance package. Usually, this includes money to compensate you for losing…

Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

If you’ve been injured or face a serious chronic illness, then you might find yourself unable to work or even struggling to keep a job. You do not want to consider yourself disabled, but you are reaching a point in which you must accept your limitations and your new reality. You have considered social security disability benefits, but are not sure…

Considerations to Make Before Filing for Divorce

While the decision to divorce for some can come out of a moment of passion, for most couples it is something that builds up. However, divorce is not something that you want to jump into. Instead, divorce should be something that comes from careful planning even if it comes as a complete surprise to your spouse. If you are considering…

I Received a Civil Investigative Demand from the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, What Should I Do Next?

If your company has received a Civil Investigative Demand, or CID, you could have a very short period of time to produce the documents and other information that they desire, let alone to formulate a plan of action within your company in what could either protect your business or lead to its complete demise. It can be a hectic time,…

Navigating The Social Security Disability Claim Process

Have you worked hard for several years or perhaps decades but are now dealing with an insurmountable disability? You likely have given a lot of thought to applying for Social Security Disability benefits, also referred to as SSDI. The fact is, if you paid into the fund, you should be able to reap the benefits. Unfortunately, another fact is that…

What Are Your Rights as an Employee in Minnesota

Minnesota Employee Rights Lawyer As an employee (or an employer with employees), it is important to know what rights you (and your employees) have. If you are an employee, you have a right to talk to a lawyer if you feel like your rights are being violated. If you are an employer with employees, you need to make sure that…

10 Subtle Ways Minnesota Employers Violate Employee Rights – Are You a Victim?

As any working professional can tell you, every employer is different. Some companies have a culture of consideration and care, where every policy is carefully balanced with both the law and employee convenience. Unfortunately, these gems are few and far between. All too often, you can wind up with an employer who sees you as little more than an HR…

Consequences for Violating Your DWI Work Permit / Limited License in Minnesota

Minnesota takes all DWI incidents very seriously, and if convicted, you will need to face the consequences for it. However, the state also recognizes that the ability to drive is crucial for the livelihood of many who do not otherwise have reliable access to alternative transportation or mass transit systems. This is why a portion of those who receive DWIs…