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Posts from July 2018.
Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements can be useful tools for companies trying to protect their key client relationships and confidential information. Enforcing these agreements, however, can sometimes be difficult, given the laws general disfavor of them. A recent Minnesota Court of Appeals case illustrates how a thoughtfully drafted non-compete can protect a company in the event that a former key employee begins competing with his former company.


In Lapidus v. Lurie LLP, a former name partner of a well-known Minneapolis accounting firm was found to have solicited ...
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The City of Duluth, Minnesota recently became the third major Minnesota city to enact a local law providing eligible employees with paid leave for sick or safe time absences. On May 29, 2018, the Duluth City Council adopted Ordinance No. 10571 (the Ordinance), which establishes minimum standards for earned sick and safe time leave. The Ordinance is set to take effect on January 1, 2020. 


Covered Employers and Employees


The Ordinance is written to apply to employers with five or more employees nationwideregardless of where those employees are located. Employee eligibility, however ...
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