Minnesota's new wage theft law began taking effect July 1, 2019. It imposes new record keeping and hiring requirements, plus the potential for fines and jail time for violators.
On April 12, 2019 Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed the state's new Hands Free law, which will go into effect on August 1, 2019. In doing so, Minnesota will become the 18th state to prohibit drivers from holding phones. That's right...holding.
Swenson Lervick is happy to have helped bring the Minnesota Supreme Court to Alexandria. The Court was in town on October 4 and 5 as a part of its outreach program designed to not only give students a close look at how the Court works but also to give them a chance to observe the oral arguments in a real case (State of Minnesota v. Heinonen).
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled this week in Peterson v. City of Minneapolis that the one-year statute of limitations set by the Minnesota Human Rights Act ("MHRA") is suspended while the employer and employee voluntarily engage in an employer's internal dispute resolution process. As a result, employees will now in many cases have additional time to pursue claims under the MHRA.
The Swenson Lervick Law Firm toasts Gretchen Tvrdik upon her retirement! Gretchen started with the firm in February, 1976 as legal assistant to attorneys John Lervick and Gary Syverson. She later worked as a real estate assistant, and in 1989 she became the firm's office manager, a position she held ever since.