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Employee Restrictive Covenants, Part 2: Independent Consideration

When I get a call from either an employer or an employee about the potential enforceability of either a non-compete provision or a non-solicitation provision, among the first questions I ask is whether the contract at issue is supported by “independent consideration.” This post will

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Homeowner Association Management Agreements: The Top Ten Issues

As legal counsel to a large number of homeowner associations, we are often asked to review management agreements proposed by association management companies. This article examines the top legal issues that we regularly see in management agreements with homeowner associations. Your board of directors should

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A complimentary replay of the Hellmuth & Johnson Homeowners Association Fall Webinar is available for download. Topics for this webinar include information about: Amending Governing Documents, presented by Joel Hilgendorf and Nancy Polomis Negotiating Management Documents, presented by David Hellmuth and Phaedra Howard Time for

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Snowbird Law: Relocating from Minnesota to Florida

Every year, the population of Florida rises approximately 5% from November to April. Nearly one million snowbirds from the north are drawn to the Sunshine State, and many eventually decide to make Florida their permanent home. If you are considering making the land of beaches,

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What is a Cohabitation Agreement? Do I Need One?

A Cohabitation Agreement is a legal document that is designed for unmarried couples who wish to purchase property together. The agreement can detail the percentage or amount of each party’s contribution to the purchase as well as outline each parties’ responsibility of expenses and improvements.

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Business Owners: Are You Misclassifying Your Workforce?

Business owners misclassifying their employees as independent contractors is a common issue, arising frequently in Minnesota and elsewhere. By following the guidelines outlined below, your business can avoid having to face some expensive headaches in this area of law. Generally, an individual is considered an

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