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March 2015

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Pandora’s Inbox: NLRB Changes Email Rules

The National Labor Relations Board’s recent decision in Purple Communications ushers in a new policy for the workplace in response to the accelerating technological changes of our society, and significantly enhances employees’ ability to organize to form unions and engage in concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining.1 On December 11, 2014, the board […]

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Continuous Representation Doctrine: Why Minnesota Should Say No

A 2013 order in Hennepin County District Court revived calls for the state to adopt a continuous representation standard for legal malpractice akin to the continuing treatment standard that applies to medical malpractice in Minnesota. But a comparison of our law to that of states that embrace continuous representation suggests it would be a bad policy choice. The statute […]

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Legal Lore of the Civil War

The 150th anniversary of the war’s end offers a reminder of Minnesota’s role in the case that made the Great Conflict inevitable. The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War is being celebrated in Minnesota and elsewhere over the coming month. The conflict between the states effectively concluded on April 9, 1865, with the surrender […]

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Member Profiles: If We Don’t Measure…

Periodically at the Fix Studio where I work out, cyclists perform a 30-minute “threshold test” to measure average power output.  It is the best predictor of athletic endurance performance.  All that’s required is to bike as hard as you can possibly go for 30 minutes.  It’s a painful test dreaded by all participants.  The reason […]

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Summary of Private Discipline

In calendar year 2014, the Director’s Office resolved 143 files with admonitions that were issued to Minnesota attorneys for isolated and nonserious violations of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC).  Another 18 lawyers entered into stipulations for private probation that were approved by the Lawyers Board chair; these stipulations resolved an additional 29 complaint […]

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Managing I-94 Complications

We recommend that international students, visitors, workers, investors and their family members print their electronic I-94 arrival and departure records shortly after they arrive in the U.S.  The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has now fully implemented its program to automate electronic I-94s at entry.  Every foreign student, visitor, worker, investor or their […]

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Meet Joseph Krueger: Challenges of Small-Town Lawyering

Joseph Krueger is a shareholder with Brown & Krueger in Long Prairie. He graduated from Creighton University School of Law in 2003 with a concentration in Business, Taxation and Commercial Transactions. Krueger serves as the 7th District Representative to the MSBA Assembly and recently joined the Outstate Practice Section Council. How would you describe your […]

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