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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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What does Ehlers say about Shakopee’s water utility fees and charges?

What does Ehlers say about Shakopee’s water utility fees and charges?

At tonight’s Shakopee Public Utilities Commission meeting, a representative from Ehlers, Inc.*, an industry-leading municipal advisory firm, will be presenting the results of a study comparing Shakopee’s fees and rates to neighboring communities. This certainly sheds light on the current issues raised regarding our fees and charges.

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The shocking truth about SPU electric rates

The shocking truth about SPU electric rates

Shakopee’s citizens are now learning more about the economic realities and fairness of the Shakopee Public Utilities’ water fees and charges.
Squirrel!
But some are now shifting the debate to SPU’s electric rates, and claiming that “Xcel is cheaper than SPU.” Although the proposed petition…

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Will Shakopee get hosed by the City Council?

Will Shakopee get hosed by the City Council?

After 68 years in existence, the Shakopee Public Utilities (SPU) Commission has been under attack by the City Council since its December 2018 meeting. Partly about policy, these attacks have degenerated into ad hominem attacks against the Commissioners by suggestions of incompetence, unprofessionalism, and, just recently, self-dealing or corruption. Indeed, the City staff has resorted to suggestive language…

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Five reasons you should never ignore a demand letter

Five 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?

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 whether to send a demand letter. What’s the purpose of a...

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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...

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 and women who serve Shakopee’s utilities users. Also, since September...

read more
What does Ehlers say about Shakopee’s water utility fees and charges?

What does Ehlers say about Shakopee’s water utility fees and charges?

At tonight’s Shakopee Public Utilities Commission meeting, a representative from Ehlers, Inc.*, an industry-leading municipal advisory firm, will be presenting the results of a study comparing Shakopee’s fees and rates to neighboring communities. This certainly sheds light on the current issues raised regarding our fees and charges.

read more
The shocking truth about SPU electric rates

The shocking truth about SPU electric rates

Shakopee’s citizens are now learning more about the economic realities and fairness of the Shakopee Public Utilities’ water fees and charges.
Squirrel!
But some are now shifting the debate to SPU’s electric rates, and claiming that “Xcel is cheaper than SPU.” Although the proposed petition…

read more
Will Shakopee get hosed by the City Council?

Will Shakopee get hosed by the City Council?

After 68 years in existence, the Shakopee Public Utilities (SPU) Commission has been under attack by the City Council since its December 2018 meeting. Partly about policy, these attacks have degenerated into ad hominem attacks against the Commissioners by suggestions of incompetence, unprofessionalism, and, just recently, self-dealing or corruption. Indeed, the City staff has resorted to suggestive language…

read more
Five reasons you should never ignore a demand letter

Five 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
How do you know whether to send a demand letter?

How do you know 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 whether to send a demand letter. What’s the purpose of a...

read more

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