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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Minnesota Trademark Attorney: Tips for Protecting Trademarks

Lately, a number of companies have been taking legal action in an effort to protect their brands.  For one example, see my post discussing litigation against the maker of UGG […]

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 […]

Minnesota Corporate Trademarks in the News

Local shoppers may be disappointed to learn a popular boot company has been sued for trademark infringement. Ugglebo Clogs, a Minnesota company located in Chisago City, recently commenced a lawsuit […]