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Construction Liens--Warning to Contractors!

Most every contractor has faced the situation of a non-paying customer.  Often times, the obvious answer seems to be the filing of a construction lien.  It is cheap and fast and protects you.  Unfortunately, because of some liens getting filed wit… [Read More...]

Minnesota Unemployment: "Good Cause to Quit"?

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has held that where an employer encourage an employee to resign and to form own company, that such was good cause to quit and the employee was therefore eligible for unemployment benefits.  Rowan v. Dream It, Inc., A11… [Read More...]

Serving Clients Throughout North Dakota and NW Minnesota

While our main office is in Fargo, the Fremstad Law Firm prides itself on representing clients throughout the region from Williston in the West to Minneapolis in the East. We have a Grand Forks office and will be expanding to offices in Valley City… [Read More...]

Paid Time Off Law Changes

Effective August 1, 2011, state law regarding the handling of paid time off upon separation from employment has changed. Previously, once paid time off was made available for an employee’s use, any unused portion of such time was considered wag… [Read More...]

A New Required, but FREE, EEOC Poster re Genetic Discrimination

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”) is now in effect for employers of 15 or more. Under GINA, “genetic information” is defined as information about an individual’s genetic tests, genetic tests of family member of… [Read More...]

North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance Rates and Credits

Given the tight economy, it appears that “workers compensation” rates will likely continue to rise. If you haven’t already done so, however, there are opportunities to reduce your rates through North Dakota Workforce Safety and Ins… [Read More...]

The $1 Billion Registered Agent Debacle

Nearly every business is required by law to have a “Registered Agent.” The primary role of a registered agent is to accept legal process and other notices. Often times, a business will name one of its owners or employees to be the registered ag… [Read More...]

Extension of COBRA Premium Subsidy Under Consideration

As will likely come as no suprise, Congress is considering extending and expanding the “COBRA Premium Subsidy” rules for group health plans enacted by Congress on February 17, 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (… [Read More...]

What is Outside General Counsel

As most small and even medium size business owners know, litigation and legal issues are not just issues faced by the large companies.  While larger companies may have entire legal departments, small business owners are often left dealing with leg… [Read More...]
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