Employer Alert: Preventing Pay Discrimination Act

Effective January 1, 2024, Minnesota’s new Preventing Pay Discrimination Act prohibits employers, employment agencies, and labor organizations from inquiring into, considering, or requiring disclosure of an applicant’s pay history for the purposes of determining wages, benefits, salary, or other compensation.

Employer Alert: New Earned Sick and Safe Time Statute

This year, the Minnesota legislature passed new Earned Sick and Safe Time (“ESST”) laws. Effective January 1, 2024, Minnesota employers must provide paid leave to employees who work in the state. The law provides up to 48 hours of paid leave per year for covered employees and the time can...

So You’ve Been Sued. Now What?

Being served with a lawsuit is a disorienting experience, one that tends to raise the same basic questions regardless of who has been sued: What am I accused of? How much will this cost? Can I sue this plaintiff back?  

Pitfalls for Minority Shareholders

Becoming a minority owner of an LLC or corporation (an owner of less than 50% of the business) is obviously a declaration of faith in the majority owner’s business savvy. It is also a declaration of faith in the majority owner’s good will, because control of a majority interest gives...

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has increased its enforcement efforts against fund managers and other financial professionals

In recent years, the SEC has increased its enforcement efforts against fund managers and other financial professionals accused of violating securities laws.  If you are a fund manager facing a lawsuit by the SEC, it is important to understand your legal options and to work with experienced securities litigation attorneys...

Document Retention Practices for Small Businesses

Many small business owners find themselves too busy running their businesses to draft and enforce document retention and organization plans. This practice lends itself to problems down the road if such businesses find themselves engaged in litigation.

Valuation Methods for Income-Producing Properties in Minnesota

Parker Daniels Kibort represents clients appealing commercial property tax assessments. Commercial property owners commonly challenge tax assessments for four reasons:

Minnesota’s CROWN Act Prohibits Discrimination Based on Hair Texture and Styles

Minnesota's recent passage of the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act marks a major victory for anti-discrimination and equality efforts in the workplace.

Employment Severance Agreements get Very Complicated

In recent years it’s been more likely than not that a separating employee (whether voluntary or involuntary) will receive a severance agreement from his or her employer, which contains a general release of legal claims.

Minnesota Legislature Takes Aim at Employment Non-Compete Agreements

In recent years, more and more employers have required their workers to sign non-compete agreements, which forbid the workers from taking new jobs at other companies in the same industry after leaving the old employer.