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Updates + Articles

Are Your Non-Disclosure and Other Confidential Information Protections Up to Date?

“The most valuable commodity I know of is information.” Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987).   Trade secrets and confidential business information are valuable assets of every business venture.  Be they the byproduct of research and development, business relationships, creative thought and action, or experience through trial and error, in almost all cases, they are assets … Read More

What Consumers Can Learn from the Darren McFadden vs. Ameriprise Lawsuit

This week various media outlets have reported that Dallas Cowboys running back, Darren McFadden, sued Minnesota-based Ameriprise Financial. McFadden alleges that Ameriprise failed to prevent one of its former representatives from enriching himself by fraudulently obtaining power of attorney to access McFadden’s accounts. Several articles reporting on McFadden’s lawsuit describe Ameriprise and an individual defendant using terms … Read More

Employer Can Have Info about Whether Misclassified Workers Paid Tax

The U.S. Tax Court recently ruled that federal law doesn’t prohibit an employer looking to reduce its tax liability on misclassified workers from receiving information on whether the workers paid tax on the income.  Background Businesses often prefer to treat workers as independent contractors to lower their costs and administrative burdens. But the IRS may … Read More

Establishing Residency for State Tax Purposes

Have you been contemplating moving to another state with lower taxes? Your move could lower your state tax bill, but you want to make sure to establish that the new state is your place of legal residency (also known as your “domicile”) for state tax purposes. Otherwise, the old state could come after you for … Read More

City of Saint Paul Rules for Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

Contents Purpose of the Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) Ordinance and Rules………………………………………….. 1 Definitions……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2 What Employees are covered by the ESST Ordinance?……………………………………………………………….. 4 How employees accrue and bank ESST……………………………………………………………………………………. 5 Use of Earned Sick and Safe Time………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7 Paying Employees When They Use ESST………………………………………………………………………………….. 8 When an Existing PTO Policy Complies with the … Read More

How Updates to Minnesota’s Nonprofit Corporation Act Impact You

Given the frenetic state of national politics you would be forgiven for not looking too deeply into what the updates to Minnesota’s Nonprofit Corporation Act (Chapter 317A) mean to you and your organization. On April 18, 2017, the Minnesota Senate approved changes to the Act and the Minnesota House approved the same changes on February … Read More

The Ins and Outs of Deducting Legal Expenses

Legal expenses incurred by individuals are typically not currently deductible under the federal income tax rules. Instead, they’re most often treated as either personal outlays (which are nondeductible) or as part of the cost of acquiring an asset, such as real estate. In the latter situation, legal costs usually aren’t deductible right away; instead, they … Read More