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Employee Misclassifcation: Eight Myths Debunked

Some employers incorrectly treat workers who are employees under the FLSA as independent contractors. This is called “misclassification.” Common myths about misclassification include Employers may not misclassify an employee for any reason, even if the employee agrees. A worker is not an independent contractor under the FLSA merely because they work offsite or from home … Read More

Employee or Independent Contractor? IRS and DOL Guidelines

Internal Revenue Service Guidelines An employer must generally withhold federal income taxes, withhold and pay over social security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee but not to independent contractors. To determine whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor examine the following: 1) Behavioral control Does … Read More

Regulation Crowdfunding: Observations After Six Months

At the end of February 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a white paper studying crowdfunded offerings from May to November 2016. The report highlighted that during these first six months following the effective date of Regulation Crowdfunding, the fundraising method was attracting many issuers that had not extensively raised money before. The … Read More

Relying on Audit Techniques Guides

IRS examiners usually do their homework before meeting with taxpayers and their professional representatives. This includes reviewing any relevant Audit Techniques Guides (ATGs) that typically focus on a specific industry or audit-prone business transaction. Though designed to help IRS examiners prepare for audits, ATGs are available to the public. So, small business taxpayers can review … Read More

Attorneys for Minnesota Dental Professionals

In recent years, dental professionals have been faced with an increasingly complex economic and legal environment. It can be a struggle just to stay current with dentistry developments; trying to keep pace with the ever-evolving business and regulatory side of the profession, has proven practically impossible. To maximize success, leading dental professionals are beginning to recognize the importance of working with an experienced team of … Read More

FMLA Retaliation Test, Examples, and More

In 2013 the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) was amended by the United States Department of Labor (DOL). Here are some of the most significant changes. Qualifying Exigency Leave Previously, the FMLA only provided for family members to take leave if they had a family member who had been notified of an … Read More

Minnesota Background Check Laws for Employers

In 2013, Minnesota law was amended to bar employers from making early inquiries into a job applicant’s criminal history. Limitations to Criminal Background Inquiries Starting in 2014, employers were only allowed to look into a an applicant’s criminal background: After the applicant has been selected for an interview; or If there is no interview, after … Read More

Do Minnesota Employers Need to Explain Why They Fired an Employee?

Must Minnesota Employers Give a Reason for Terminating Employment? Yes, employers are required to provide the reason for the termination in writing. This law is in Minnesota Statutes section 181.933, subdivision 1: An employee who has been involuntarily terminated may, within 15 working days following such termination, request in writing that the employer inform the … Read More

Do Minnesota Employees Have a Right to Their HR File?

Are Minnesota Employers Required to Give Employees a Copy of Their Personnel File? Yes, Minnesota law requires employers to provide employees and ex-employees a copy of their personnel records after the employee submits a written request. A current employee is entitled to review his or her personnel record once every six months. A former employee … Read More

Buying & Selling a Sales Rep Agency

When it comes to selling your business or sales agency — what can you reasonably expect to achieve?  How is it achieved?  What are prospective buyers looking for as new owners and business partners?  What is a fair middle-ground that can be achieved by both parties concerning an agency ownership transfer? Our experienced business attorneys, … Read More