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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What employers and employees need to know about emergency paid sick leave and family leave.

By: John Bisanz, Jr. , Eric Friske | March 24, 2020

As the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rapidly alters the way many Americans work and live, certain employers will now need to be prepared for significant paid sick and family leave changes going into effect in less than two weeks. The recently enacted “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (FFCRA), which goes into effect on April 2, […]

Does your business have insurance coverage for losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic?

Coronavirus and Insurance Coverage: Does your business have insurance coverage for losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic?

By: David Bradley Olsen , Scott Neilson , Court Anderson , Eric Friske | March 20, 2020

Insurance policies contain countless provisions that provide or exclude coverage for events that most people would never anticipate. The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is one of those unanticipated events, and businesses are advised to carefully review their insurance policies for possible coverage. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the world, the disease outbreak has disrupted […]


Estate Planning: It Is Important To Plan For The Inevitable

By: Christopher Burns | February 26, 2020
Powers of Attorneys, Wills & Trust Agreements

To paraphrase an old adage, nothing is certain in life but death and taxes. Yet, despite this universal truth, fewer than half of American adults have taken the time to prepare an estate plan*. For most people, estate planning is easily placed on the back burner. After all, why think about becoming incapacitated or, worse […]


Understanding the SECURE Act of 2019: Significant Changes Impact Retirement and Estate Planning

By: Scott Emery | January 15, 2020
Retirement Benefits, Wills & Trust Agreements

On December 20th, the SECURE Act – Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 – was signed into law. The new legislation, which took effect January 1, 2020, brings significant changes to account holders and beneficiaries of individual retirement accounts (Traditional and Roth IRAs) and employer-sponsored retirement plans.


Is Your Rental Real Estate Activity Eligible for the Qualified Business Income (QBI) Deduction?

By: Scott Emery , Allison Plunkett | September 23, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has finalized guidance regarding rental real estate and whether that activity qualifies for treatment as a trade or business for purposes of the QBI deduction introduced with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. In this article, we explain the safe harbor recently provided in Revenue Procedure 2019-38. The […]


Legal Update: Minnesota Wage Theft Statute Changes

By: Court Anderson , Eric Friske | June 28, 2019

Employers in Minnesota should be prepared for sweeping changes that go into effect next week. On July 1, 2019, Minnesota will 1) start requiring employers to provide written wage-related information to employees, 2) change existing law governing when employees must be paid and the penalty for failing to pay wages and commission owed, as well […]