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 […]

The Legal Side of Social Media Hiring

Erin Schulte Swanson has been invited by Medi-Sota to present a seminar on the legal side of social media hiring. Medi-Sota is analliance of rural health care organizations working together to strengthen the delivery of health care services in rural parts of southwest Minnesota. On June 19, 2012, Erin will present a 90-minute seminar on […]

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 […]

Holiday Cards for American Troops

Please join the Rotary Club of Northwest Hennepin County for its 2011 Holiday Card Drive for American Troops. During this event, we will make and collect holiday cards to be sent to U.S. servicemen and women stationed abroad. As Community Service Coordinator for the Club, Erin Schulte Swanson has organized this event to thank American […]

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 […]

ES Swanson Law to Host Rotary

ES Swanson Law has been selected to host the October 27th meeting of the Rotary Club of Northwest Hennepin County. The Club consists ofbusiness, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Erin Schulte Swanson is the Community Service Coordinator for the […]

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, […]

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!