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Mia Thibodeau
12.05.2017

An Estate Plan: The Best Holiday Gift

The holiday season is here.  Finding the perfect gift can be a difficult task, but what better gift for your loved ones than making sure your affairs are in order?  For many Minnesotans, the task has been simplified by two facts: 1) most assets pass by beneficiary designation, which keeps the assets out of probate; […]

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Donald Erickson
11.16.2017

II. Handbook Wage and Hour Provision: What They Must Contain

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 who developed the rules. Why is wage and […]

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Donald Erickson
11.16.2017

Social Media Policies: Balancing Employer Needs with Employee Rights

A.    Social Media and NLRA Violations for Non-Union Employers 1.     Protection of “Concerted Activity” The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)[1] protects the rights of employees to act together to address conditions at work, with or without a union.  Thus, employers without unions are subject to the NLRA.  An employer’s failure to comply may result in […]

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08.03.2017

Attorneys at Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. Named Minnesota Super Lawyers and Minnesota Rising Stars

Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. is proud to announce seven attorneys: Stephanie A. Ball, Robert R. Kanuit, Paul B. Kilgore, Paul A. Loraas, Daniel D. Maddy and James H. Stewart were named 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers. Only 5% of Minnesota lawyers are awarded this honor each year. Stephanie A. Ball was named in the […]

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Stephanie Ball
02.02.2017

Itasca County jury awards $28.6 million to woman paralyzed in a 2009 bus-car crash in Coleraine, Minnesota

An Itasca County jury has awarded $28.6 million to a Marble, Minnesota, woman who was paralyzed when an Ely Public School District bus crashed into the car in which she was a passenger. Paige Anderson was 16 years old when the October 9, 2009, crash occurred at the intersection of Curley Avenue and Highway 169 […]

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11.29.2016

Christmas City of the North Parade

Friday, November 18th was the 58th anniversary of the Christmas City of the North Parade. Friday, November 18th was also the first snow storm of the season; it was a cold, windy, and wet evening. Due to the extreme weather, several parade participants dropped out and attendance was down by quite a bit. For the […]

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08.26.2016

Attorneys at Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. Named Best Lawyers in America

Stephanie Ball, Paul Kilgore, David Oberstar and James Stewart of Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick, P.A. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive […]

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Donald Erickson
07.15.2016

Employment Discrimination Law from A to Z

Attorney Don Erickson will once again present a seminar for the National Business Institute. His next employment law presentation will be held on 8/11/2016. For more information, and to register, please follow this link to the seminar webpage: Employment Discrimination Law from A to Z  

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07.12.2016

Attorneys at Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. Named Minnesota Super Lawyers and Minnesota Rising Stars

Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. is proud to announce seven attorneys: Stephanie A. Ball, Shawn M. Dunlevy, Robert R. Kanuit, Paul B. Kilgore, Paul A. Loraas, Daniel D. Maddy and James H. Stewart were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers. Only 5% of Minnesota lawyers are awarded this honor each year. Two attorneys from the firm […]

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Robert Kanuit
02.02.2016

Fryberger Promotes Robert Kanuit to Shareholder

DULUTH, MN—Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A., a law firm headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, announced attorney Robert Kanuit has been made a partner. Since Kanuit started with Fryberger in 2012, his experience in the areas of real estate, banking and lending support services, bankruptcy and creditors’ remedies, and business entities, has been an invaluable asset […]

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