Are There Exceptions to Pre-Lien Notice Requirements?
Pre-Lien Notice is Necessary As we have discussed before, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers for a building improvement project should deliver to the property owner a pre-lien notice whenever they provide labor, skill, or material to […]
Can I Evict a Tenant in the Winter Months in Minnesota?
With winter quickly approaching, it is the time of year when I begin to receive calls from landlords and tenants alike asking, “Can I evict my tenant, or be evicted by my landlord, during the winter?” […]
We Have Agreed to the Terms of Our Divorce, Do I Need a Lawyer?
Divorce does not have to be messy. There are instances where both parties are committed to reaching a fair resolution on all issues that are readily apparent to them. That is fantastic, and will ultimately result […]
New Criminal Penalties for Wage Theft: Convicted Employers May Face up to 20 Years Imprisonment and $100,000 Fine
Minnesota is cracking down on wage theft, and employers need to take notice. Previously, an employer found to have committed wage theft was subject to double the back pay owed to the employee and potential civil […]
New Employer Wage Documentation and Notice Requirements in Minnesota
The commissioner of labor and industry is authorized to investigate claims of wage theft and to review employer documentation for wage law compliance. As of July 1, 2019, several new document retention and notice requirements have […]
Can I Get a DUI While Driving my Snowmobile, Boat or ATV?
Driving your boat, snowmobile, or ATV while intoxicated can now result in the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Starting on August 1, 2018 anyone convicted of operating any type of motor vehicle while intoxicated […]
Have You Been Convicted of Refusing a DUI Test?
New changes in Minnesota law could make it possible for you to have your conviction overturned. The Minnesota Supreme Court decided Johnson v. State in August of 2018, and the Court decided that law enforcement officers […]
How Far Does the Clean Water Act Reach?
The groundwater conduit theory The on-going regulatory dispute over the Waters of the United States rule and scope of Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction over streams and wetlands has been well publicized and discussed. Simultaneously, a […]
Little Alan’s Law – Minnesota’s New DWI Law August 2018
Beginning August 1, a revised Driving While Impaired (DWI) law takes effect in Minnesota. The new law is applicable to crimes committed on or after that date. The revisions are implemented in response to the catastrophic […]
Do I Need to Change My Life Insurance Beneficiary After Divorce?
A Minnesota law that automatically revokes an ex-spouse as a designated beneficiary of a life insurance policy upon the dissolution of marriage was recently challenged as violating the Contracts Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Contracts […]