Firm Publications

Results  [ 1 - 20 of 37 Records ]    
    
Regulators Address Disclosure Issues Raised by Amended FTC Rule
November 12, 2008
Read about issues franchisors should keep in mind during the disclosure process.
Read More

The Role of the Internet and Other Media in Attacks Against Franchisors
November 12, 2008
by Meredith A. Bauer
Franchisors and franchisees should be aware of the unique issues related to the use new media.
Read More

Franchisor Liability for Actions of Franchisees
November 12, 2008
Franchisors can learn about protection against vicarious liability claims through this summary of a workshop that was given at the 2008 ABA's Forum on Franchising.
Read More

Disclosure Issues Arising Out of the Amended FTC Rule
November 12, 2008
Franchisors should be aware of provisions in the Amended FTC Rule that are likely to be the subject of litigation.  Click below to read this summary of a workshop entitled "Litigation Disclosure Claims" that was presented at the 2008 ABA Forum on Franchising.
Read More

HEART Act's Impact on Employee Benefits
November 10, 2008
by Mary L Komornicka
Employers should be aware of some easily overlooked provisions of the HEART Act that could significantly impact employee benefit programs.
Read More

Tentative Settlement Reached in Religious Discrimination Lawsuit at Gold’n Plump Facility in Minnesota
November 10, 2008
by Chris M. Heffelbower
A settlement between the EEOC and Muslim employees of a Gold'n Plump facility in Minnesota highlights the growing religious diversity in today's workforce and the need to be aware of religious issues in the workplace, and the need for clear policies against religious discrimination.
Read More

The EEOC Provides New Guidance on Religious Discrimination in the Workplace
November 10, 2008
by Chris M. Heffelbower and Jay Reding*
The EEOC's recently issued Compliance Manual provides best practices guidelines for accommodating the religious practices and beliefs of employees.
Read More

Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
November 10, 2008
by Bruce J. Douglas and Britta L. Orr*
Extensive changes to workplace benefits will probably be the result of a new act that mandates mental health benefits be treated the same as physical health benefits.
Read More

Retirement Plan Limits for 2009
November 10, 2008
by Mary L. Komornicka
See the change in Cost-of-Living from 2008 to 2009.
Read More

Beware the Seemingly Innocuous Details in Franchise Agreements
October 09, 2008
Read about two recent court decisions where seemingly small details ignored in franchise agreements led to costly legal disputes.
Read More

Minnesota Employers Have Obligation to Grant Employees Time Off with Pay to Vote
October 02, 2008
by Bruce J. Douglas and Chris M. Heffelbower
Election Day falls on Tuesday, November 4th this year. Minnesota employers have specific obligations under Minnesota law on Election Day to provide employees time off with pay to vote during the morning of Election Day.
Read More

Facts on Voting on Election Day in Minnesota
October 02, 2008
by Chris M. Heffelbower
Read informative facts about voting on Election Day in Minnesota.
Read More

A Look Ahead at the United States Supreme Court’s Upcoming 2008 Term
October 02, 2008
by Bruce J. Douglas and Ashlee Bekish*
A brief look at some of the interesting cases the United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear in its new term, beginning Monday, October 6th.
Read More

President Bush Signs the ADA Amendments Act of 2008
October 02, 2008
by Bruce J. Douglas, Chris M. Heffelbower and Britta Orr*
As a result of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the definition of "disability" will be redefined and more employees will have protection under the ADA.
Read More

Proposed Changes to FMLA Regulations: The Highlights
September 03, 2008
by Bruce J. Douglas and Steven M. Cerny*
Changes to regulations implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are currently being reviewed by the Department of Labor. Once the DOL issues final regulations your company may need to update its FMLA policies.
Read More

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Employers’ Use of “E-Verify” for New Hires
September 03, 2008
by Bruce J. Douglas and Britta L. Orr*
A new U.S. government online system, E-Verify, can determine the eligibility of new hires for free. An employer who verifies work authorization under E-verify has established a rebuttable presumption that it has not knowingly hired an unauthorized worker.
Read More

Employers Continue to Face Increased Risks of Being the Target of Costly Wage-Hour Class Actions in 2008
September 03, 2008
by Bruce J. Douglas
Employers are increasingly finding themselves at risk of being the target of wage-hour suits involving a group of employees. The cost of defending or settling these cases can be enormous, but examining these suits can provide insight to other companies wishing to avoid exposure.
Read More

Important Employment Law Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2007 Term
September 03, 2008
by Julia H. Halbach and Ashlee M. Bekish*
Several employee-favorable decisions were issued by the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2007 term. Employers should be aware of the Court's interpretation of provisions of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which prohibits discrimination against employees over the age of 40.
Read More

Inaugural Issue of the Real Estate e-Newsletter
September 03, 2008
Welcome to the first edition of Larkin Hoffman’s e-news Real Estate and Land Use Law Update. Our goal in preparing this publication is to inform our clients and friends of important developments in real estate and land use law.
Read More

New FMLA Military Leave Provisions
September 03, 2008
by Christopher J. Harristhal and Sejal Desai Winkelman
Employers may need to revise their leave policies and train supervisors and employees on how to deal with requests for military leave as a result of a bill amending the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Two new forms of leave were created for employees in military families when the President signed this bill in January 2008. One form of leave allows the employee a 26-week leave to care for an injured service member. The other form of leave allows a 12-week leave period for a family member to deal with a "qualifying exigency" relating to the military deployment of a spouse, child or parent.
Read More