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What is “just cause” termination?

November 6 2013 There are a lot of loose terms in the world of employment law. Terms such as "at-will", "contract", "progressive discipline" and other common terms…

The four ways to end a lawsuit

December 5 2011 Litigation can be costly, time-consuming, and stressful. 

What constitutes an undue hardship under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

December 19 2012 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) generally requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability – unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. 

The Faragher-Ellerth affirmative defense

January 3 2012 The Faragher Ellerth affirmative defense is a valuable tool that can help employers avoid liability for alleged unlawful harassment. 

Is a parent company the employer of a subsidiary’s employees?

August 12 2015 On occasion, an aggrieved employee of a subsidiary may seek to assert claims not only against their employer, but also against related entities…

New Proposed Regulations on Opportunity Zone Reinvestment

October 19 2018 Since the Qualified Opportunity Zone program was originally announced in 2017 Tax Act, investors, funds, developers, and businesses have been…

Landmark Minnesota Tax Decision May Provide Tax Savings Opportunity for Trusts

September 24 2018 The Minnesota Supreme Court recently ruled in Fielding v. Commissioner that Minnesota Statute Section 290.01, defining a "resident trust," is…

Settlement Agreement is enforced even when formal agreement is not finalized.

August 28 2018 Mom died and her estate was opened. After mom died, her son, Steven died. Mom’s estate sought to recover about $200,000 from Steven’s estate. It…

Gain Deferral Through Opportunity Zone Reinvestment

August 23 2018 The 2017 Tax Act implemented the Qualified Opportunity Zone program which makes available substantial tax benefits for investors who reinvest capital…

Minnesota Resident Trust Statute is Unconstitutional; Minn. Stat. 290.01, Subd. 7b(a)(2)

July 19 2018 In the case of MacDonald Irrevocable GST Trust v. (Minnesota) Commissioner of Revenue, Filed July 18, 2018, A17-1177 __ N.W.2d __ (Minn. 2018), the…