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Alert: Additional COVID Plan Requirements

As we have noted in the past, the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry has required all businesses to implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (“COVID Plan”).  Under recent Executive Order 20-81 issued on July 22, 2020, all COVID Plans must now be revised.  Specifically, all

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Is Association Living Right for You?

The kids are all grown—and showing no signs of moving back in with mom and dad. The new job requires lots more travel. Dealing with lawn mowing and snow-blowing just isn’t appealing. There are lots of reasons buyers may find living in a townhome or

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Employer Alert: Minnesota Supreme Court Affirms the ‘Severe or Pervasive’ Standard in Workplace Harassment but Indicates Standard Must Evolve To Reflect Changes in ‘Societal Attitudes’

On June 3, 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court in Kenneh v. Homeward Bound, Inc., affirmed the “severe or pervasive” standard, which employees must establish in workplace harassment or hostile work environment cases under the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA). This standard has been used and

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Important Update of the “CARES Act” and RMDs

There is important news for those who took RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions) earlier this year. The CARES Act, which stands for Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act, waived the RMDs for 2020 for those distributions made on or after February 1, 2020. That left

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WEBINAR REPLAY: Contract Negotiation for Composers & Performers

A complimentary webinar replay of Contract Negotiation for Composers & Performers is available for viewing. Presenters include Hellmuth & Johnson attorneys, Alex M. Mueller & Terry W. Moore. This one-hour session with legal experts covers topics for musicians and performing artists including: – Addressing current

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COVID-19, Chapter 3: Re-opening Amenities of an Association

On June 5, 2020, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-74, which outlined parameters regarding the gradual re-opening of various facilities, including pools and fitness centers. This post updates my prior post on the topic. Under Order 20-74, all pools and fitness centers may open, but

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