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 […]

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 […]

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 for which the company is buying the key-person insurance.   Let’s start by covering the basics of key person insurance. Key person insurance is an […]

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 have encountered in my practice.  Some of these views are true, but we “busted” many of these views as myths. Do you know whether these […]

Article Published in New Business Minnesota’s March Issue

Erin Schulte Swanson has published an article discussing effective business contracts in this month’s issue of New Business Minnesota. The March 2011 issue features articles from 13 Twin Cities professionals highlighting questions commonly asked by new business owners. Erin’s article is reprinted below: Law / Contracts By Erin Schulte Swanson Erin Schulte Swanson owns ES […]

Official Website Launch

ES Swanson Law is excited to announce the launch of its official website at www.swansonlawmn.com!  Thank you to all of the hardworking people at BizzyWeb who designed the site and trained me on how to update and maintain it!