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Six reasons you should never ignore a demand letter

Six reasons you should never ignore a demand letter

If you’re a business owner, you have likely received a demand letter at some point in time. Whether about a past-due account to a vendor or notice of a potential employment or personal injury claim, a demand letter is an integral part of doing business today. Too often, however…

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How do you know whether to send a demand letter?

How do you know whether to send a demand letter?

Considerations when deciding whether to send a demand letter Many business clients have questions regarding the first step in the litigation process – the demand letter. Here are some of the issues, strategies, and considerations business owners face when considering...

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Compliance Alert: Bonuses

Compliance Alert: Bonuses

USERRA Compliance Alert: Is the returning servicemember entitled to bonuses? A recurring issue raised by returning servicemembers and their employers is whether a returning servicemember is entitled to a bonus missed because of the employee’s military service. The...

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Compliance Alert: Pension and Retirement

Compliance Alert: Pension and Retirement

USERRA Compliance Alert: How are servicemember pension and retirement plans determined? USERRA has specific requirements regarding employer-provided pension and retirement plans. Plan administrators cannot impose any break in employment nor forfeiture of benefits...

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Compliance Alert: Do salaried servicemembers get paid leave?

Compliance Alert: Do salaried servicemembers get paid leave?

USERRA/FLSA Compliance Alert: When can’t employers deduct pay for short-term uniformed service? A hallmark of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) is that the servicemember is entitled to an “unpaid” leave of absence from...

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Memorial Day: Who deserves recognition?

Memorial Day: Who deserves recognition?

The Real Meaning of This Holiday Too often people with good intentions and heart-felt gratitude feel obligated to thank veterans for their service on Memorial Day. But this day is not for us veterans who have served. We’re still here. The ones who deserve your thanks...

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USERRA Violations: A Prescription for Disaster

USERRA Violations: A Prescription for Disaster

USERRA Compliance Alert: Violating the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act can cause serious side effects. Once again, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has shown its willingness to pursue Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act...

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Walmart Agrees to $14 Million USERRA Settlement

Walmart Agrees to $14 Million USERRA Settlement

USERRA Compliance Alert: Class Action Suit Arose From Walmart’s Non-Compliant Military Leave of Absence Policies The Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”) contains many pitfalls for unwary employers. It also imposes significant...

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Ratepayer voices still need to be heard.

Ratepayer voices still need to be heard.

Since April 2018, I have been a member of the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission (SPUC). During my tenure at SPUC, I have been proud to be part of the skilled, professional, and experienced men and women who serve Shakopee’s utilities users. Also, since September...

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Six reasons you should never ignore a demand letter

Six reasons you should never ignore a demand letter

If you’re a business owner, you have likely received a demand letter at some point in time. Whether about a past-due account to a vendor or notice of a potential employment or personal injury claim, a demand letter is an integral part of doing business today. Too often, however…

read more
Compliance Alert: Bonuses

Compliance Alert: Bonuses

USERRA Compliance Alert: Is the returning servicemember entitled to bonuses? A recurring issue raised by returning servicemembers and their employers is whether a returning servicemember is entitled...

read more
Compliance Alert: Pension and Retirement

Compliance Alert: Pension and Retirement

USERRA Compliance Alert: How are servicemember pension and retirement plans determined? USERRA has specific requirements regarding employer-provided pension and retirement plans. Plan administrators...

read more
Memorial Day: Who deserves recognition?

Memorial Day: Who deserves recognition?

The Real Meaning of This Holiday Too often people with good intentions and heart-felt gratitude feel obligated to thank veterans for their service on Memorial Day. But this day is not for us...

read more
Ratepayer voices still need to be heard.

Ratepayer voices still need to be heard.

Since April 2018, I have been a member of the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission (SPUC). During my tenure at SPUC, I have been proud to be part of the skilled, professional, and experienced men...

read more

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