Business Law Update, April 2010

04/08/2010 / Business Litigation Practice and Benefits Law Practice

Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors Can Be Costly
By Ashlee M. Bekish
Learn more about the risks of misclassifying your employees as independent contractors.  Continue
Health Care Reform – What Employers Need to Know Now
By Mary L. Komornicka 

Learn more about how new federal health care reform will affect employers.  Continue

Collecting Delinquent Accounts
By L. Kathleen Harrell-Latham & Mark Geier  

Learn more about how companies can effectively collect delinquent accounts.  Continue

U.S. Supreme Court Deems Attorneys “Debt Relief Agencies,” Limiting Certain Pre-Bankruptcy Advice They Can Give Clients and Requiring Additional Disclosures 
By Kenneth Corey-Edstrom & L. Kathleen Harrell-Latham

Learn more about a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has broadly defined “debt relief agencies.”  Continue

Department of Labor Ends Practice of Issuing Fact-Specific Opinion Letters
By Julia H. Halbach

Learn more about the Department of Labor’s decision to stop issuing Opinion Letters to guide employers.  Continue

Supreme Court Upholds “Demeanor Based” Rejection of Juror
By Julia H. Halbach 

Learn about a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision discussing when a court may strike a juror based on the juror’s demeanor.  Continue

Contact our Business Litigation Attorneys:  

Jon S. Swierzewski

John A. Cotter
Email 952.896.3340
Dayle Nolan                     
Email 952.896.3275           
Christopher J. Harristhal  
Email 952.896.3312
Bruce J. Douglas  
Email 952.896.1569
Daniel J. Ballintine  
Email 952.896.3288
Kenneth Corey-Edstrom
Email 952.896.1719
Cynthia M. Klaus
Email 952.896.3392 
James M. Susag
Email 952.896.1572

Chris M. Heffelbower    
Email 952.896.1543
Sejal Desai Winkelman     
Email 952.896.3325
Carrie L. Zochert    
Email 952.896.3353
Julia H. Halbach    
Email 952.896.3264
L. Kathleen Harrell-Latham 
Email 952.896.1544
Ashlee M. Bekish
Email 952.896.6701
Michael C. Jackman
Of Counsel
Email 952.835.3800

Contact our Benefits Attorneys:
Email 952.896.3355
Email 952.896.3270
Email 952.896.3275
Bruce J. Douglas
Email 952.896.1569
Email 952.896.3225
Chris M. Heffelbower
Email 952.896.1543

This alert is provided as a service to our clients and firm associates.  While the information provided in this publication is believed to be accurate, it is general in nature and should not be construed as legal advice.