Two for One: Two Courses for Restauranteurs

 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  TO SCHEDULE A COMPLIMENTARY 1-ON-1 CONFERENCE WITH ES SWANSON LAW OR MONKEY PICKLES, PLEASE CONTACT US HERE. ES Swanson Law and Monkey Pickles are teaming up to present on a unique pairing of topics, specifically designed for restauranteurs and bar owners.   What’s on the Menu? ES Swanson Law presents […]

January Reflections: New and Improved in 2014

  Happy New Year!         2013 brought many good things both for me personally and for ES Swanson Law.  I have continued my memberships in the Referral Partners Chapter of BNI and the Business Resource Group, and have made a number of good connections with generous, hard-working and qualified people.  I have continued […]

Erin Swanson Invited Back to Lecture at UMD

ES Swanson Law is pleased to announce that Erin Schulte Swanson has been invited to return to the University of Minnesota in Duluth as a guest lecturer on the topic of social media law.  Dr. Patricia Borchert, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, has invited Erin back  to speak to her students during the Fall 2012 semester.  Additional […]

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 threatened with a performance improvement plan that she believed was a retaliatory action, and the third believed she was being discriminated against and wanted to […]

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 with generous, hard-working and qualified people.  I have continued to serve as the Community Service Coordinator of the Rotary Club of Northwest Hennepin County.  Our […]

Erin Schulte Swanson Invited to Guest Lecture at UMD

ES Swanson Law is pleased to announce that Erin Schulte Swanson has been invited to speak as a guest lecturer for students at the University of Minnesota in Duluth. Erin will speak to two entrepreneurship classes Tuesday, November 8th regarding the legal issues business owners should avoid when using social media in their businesses. On […]

Business Seminar: Using Social Media to Create Buzz

The Nicollet -East Harriet Business Association has invited Erin Schulte Swanson to present a seminar to its members. The seminar, titled “Using Social Media to Create Buzz” will be co-presented by Erin and Dave Meyer of BizzyWeb, LLC. Dave will provide instruction on how to use social media to effectively market your business, while Erin […]

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 functions, the new system gives users heightened security features.  Businesses will be transferred to the new system over the next three months.  Each Monday, a […]

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 Part I:  When to Administer Drug Tests. This week we will discuss Part II:  What Policies and Procedures Your Company Must Follow. Next week we […]

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, the law protects employees with a first-time positive test result and prevents employers from automatically terminating them.  Because the drug testing laws are somewhat complex, […]