2012 New Business Filings Up Over 2011

  The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State has announced that new business filings for 2012 (through April 30th) have increased over the same period last year.  Monthly averages […]

When Do I Have to Show An Employee His/Her Employment File?

This week I received three calls from different employees frustrated with their employers for various reasons.  One had been terminated and wanted to know her options, the second had been […]

Reflections on the New Year

2011 brought many good things both for me personally and for ES Swanson Law.  I joined the Referral Partners Chapter of BNI, and have made a number of good connections […]

Minnesota Department of Revenue Launches New E-Service System

Last week, the Minnesota Department of Revenue launched a new e-service system.  The new system offers a wider variety of online services for business taxpayers.  In addition to its new […]

Employee Drug Testing Part III: When an Employee Tests Positive

This week we will complete the discussion of the complexities of employee drug testing laws in Minnesota. We have been addressing drug testing issues in three segments: The first post […]

Employee Drug Testing Part II: Policy Requirements

  Last post we began discussing the complexities of the laws governing employee drug testing in Minnesota.  We are addressing drug testing issues in three segments: The last post covered […]

Employee Drug Testing

  Minnesota law protects employees from unfair drug and alcohol testing, and therefore employers are only allowed to test employees and independent contractors for drugs in certain circumstances.  In addition, […]

Does Your Company Need a Contract to Buy Key-Man Insurance?

QUESTION:  My friend Jimmy co-owns a business and wants to buy key-man insurance.  Does he need a contract to do so?   ANSWER:  In short, it depends on the purposes […]

ES Swanson Law Has Moved!

  ES Swanson Law has moved to a new office in Plymouth!  The firm is now located at: ES Swanson Law, PLLC 3340-B Annapolis Lane N Plymouth, MN 55447 (612) […]

Responding to Cease-and-Desist Letters

  Consider this: You had a great business idea, and after developing a business plan and a viable budget, you went to the Secretary of State’s Office and filed Articles […]