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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Busting the Top Ten Business Myths

This morning I gave a presentation to my BNI group called “Busting the Top Ten Business Myths.”  The presentation discussed common perceptions held by business owners and employees that I […]