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Are Minnesota Family Law Forms Available Online?

January 22, 2024

Via: LexBlog

Yes. Minnesota Family Law Forms are readily available online. Although I don’t necessarily recommend the “standard forms” for everyone, you might get a good sense of what issues are involved in concluding a divorce by examining the online forms. The […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Minnesota’s New Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law: For Some Employers, There Is a Forty-Eight Hours Solution

October 25, 2023

Via: National Law Review

Four Minnesota cities—Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Bloomington (one of the largest metropolitan-area suburbs)—already had such laws in effect since as early as 2017. Most of these ordinances are similar in their key provisions for the accrual and use of […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Minnesota Court Clarifies Standards for Severe or Pervasive Harassment

March 2, 2023

Via: SHRM

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently issued its first significant decision interpreting the state’s employment discrimination law, the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA), in three years. In a ruling that will likely be hailed as a victory by employees and employers […]


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Is It Legal To Gamble With Other People’s Money?

February 2, 2023

Via: FindLaw

Two Minnesota men are under investigation for collecting fees to gamble in casinos on behalf of others. The scheme in question, according to the Minnesota Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division, involves a suburban Minneapolis man, sometimes aided by his brother, […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Minnesota Tax Court rules credit card processing fee taxable

May 4, 2022

Via: LexBlog

The Minnesota Tax Court ruled that a separately stated surcharge covering credit card processing fees was subject to sales tax. The taxpayer, a sole proprietor, operates vacation rental properties that are held out for booking either directly through the taxpayer […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Federal Court in Minnesota finds Choice of Law Provision Unenforceable Based on California Labor Code Section 925

November 12, 2021

Via: National Law Review

California Labor Code section 925 remains a potent weapon for departing employees who live and work in California who wish to avoid covenants not to compete. Often, employers will place choice of law provisions in their employment agreements and hope […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

How to Do Payroll in Minnesota

August 26, 2021

Via: Fit Small Business

Minnesota’s income tax withholdings are complex, with special taxes for entertainers, a different rate for supplemental pay, and more. It also varies rates according to the portion of salary for which you’re calculating taxes, with part of a salary (the […]


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Federal judge upholds Minnesota extended absentee ballot deadline

October 12, 2020

Via: Jurist

A federal judge on Sunday upheld Minnesota’s extended absentee ballot deadline. The deadline allows election officials in Minnesota to count absentee ballots postmarked on election day that are received within a week of the election. In upholding the deadline, Judge […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Minnesota governor signs police accountability bill

July 24, 2020

Via: Jurist

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a police accountability bill Thursday in response to the protests over the killing of George Floyd. House Bill No.1 included five main provisions: clearly defining when police are justified in using deadly force, providing the […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Minnesota federal judge denies injunctive relief for journalists covering protests

June 12, 2020

Via: Jurist

A Minnesota federal judge denied injunctive relief on Tuesday regarding the treatment of journalists reporting on the events following George Floyd’s death by law enforcement in the state. Plaintiff Jared Goyette, a freelance journalist, brought the claim challenging the treatment […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Minnesota governor signs insulin affordability bill into law

April 16, 2020

Via: Jurist

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act into law Wednesday to establish an emergency insulin program for struggling Minnesotans. Walz, who spent months advocating for and negotiating this bill, said that “[d]espite resistance from the pharmaceutical […]