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Sullivan Adam Web_72dpi
03.23.2020

Which City Should be the Home of your Next Business Venture? Doing Business in Cloquet, Duluth, Hermantown and Superior.

In an election year we tend to look at the national economy and federal regulations on business enterprises. However, state law and local municipal ordinances will likely impact development and business plans much more than the national political climate. Entrepreneurs make their money through diligent planning and understanding the required steps prior to opening for […]

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Donald Erickson
01.06.2020

2020 Employment Law Checkup

Donald C. Erickson FRYBERGER LAW FIRM MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist derickson@fryberger.com 218.725.6852   In light of 2019 local, state, and federal law changes employers need to insure they are in compliance as they enter 2020.  A quick checklist follows: If you have employees working in the City of Duluth, are the employees […]

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Samuel Richie
12.04.2019

2020 Legislative Session Preview

Minnesota’s 91st Legislature is set to return for the second year of the biennium on February 11th. The interim between the budget year (2019) and the bonding year (2020) is typically a little quieter than the election offseason, but that has not been the case in 2019. Turmoil at the state’s largest agency, the Department […]

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Eric Johnson
11.04.2019

Recordkeeping Rules for Minnesota Corporations and LLCs

It goes without saying that thorough recordkeeping is good corporate governance. However, some businesses may not know that it is also the law. Corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) that are organized under Minnesota law must maintain certain records and allow their shareholders or members to access the records upon request. This article briefly outlines […]

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Donald Erickson
10.16.2019

Qualifying Under New FLSA Exemptions

  A.  Why is the FLSA so Important Wage and hour law present a unique challenge to the legal or HR practitioner.  The rules were developed in the Great Depression of the 1930’s where most employees were paid for physical labor, but now the rules must be applied in situations not anticipated by the regulators […]

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Mia Thibodeau
10.09.2019

State and Local Entities Help Wisconsin Businesses and Nonprofits Grow

Many state and local entities operate to assist businesses and nonprofits to develop and grow. In Wisconsin, some of the major state entities include the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority (WHEFA), the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), and the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA). Examples of […]

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Steve Nys 17022_Nys002f_300dpi
08.06.2019

Keeping the Cabin in the Family

In August, the sunsets arrive sooner, Labor Day appears on the horizon, and–in my family–we start making plans to eventually close up our family cabin for the winter. At our cabin, we have a three-ring binder we call, “The Book.”  “The Book” contains three generations of instructions on how to open the cabin in the […]

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Samuel Richie
07.01.2019

2019 Legislative Session Recap

The Minnesota Legislature utilized a one-day special session to pass a two-year state budget, a testament to comprise for the nation’s only divided Legislature. This article will examine the new leadership dynamics that led to the agreement, review the budget,  address policy that did and did not become law, and look to what the 2020 […]

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eric-johnson
05.31.2019

FORE! Avoiding a Legal Hazard in Minnesota Golf Law

Even devoted readers of the Business Law Column may be unaware that May is golf month in the BLC; but, it’s right there in the BLC bylaws. While little, if any, BLC space has been dedicated over the years to the convergence of law and golf, the two do come together from time to time. […]

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John Gasele
05.31.2019

Finding Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

You may have heard of Opportunity Zones.  But, like all things connected to taxes, it can be hard to figure out just what Opportunity Zones are and what actual opportunities they present. Qualified Opportunity Zones were created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017, and the IRS recently issued proposed regulations that give […]

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