Barna Guzy & Steffen is pleased to announce that shareholder Carole Clark Isakson has been invited to join the newly formed board of directors for the Minnesota Trucking Association Foundation (the MTAF). Through the Foundation the MTA will better support and promote its strategic objectives: safety, workforce development, efficiency & innovation and leadership in Minnesota’s trucking industry. With almost three decades of representing trucking companies based in Minnesota, Isakson looks forward to being a contributing member of the MTAF and its operation. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation the MTAF will develop and operate programs that promote safe driving, help meet driver needs, and assist the industry with logistics needs. Did you know that in Minnesota 78% of..
Barna, Guzy & Steffen LTD. announces the addition of a new associate to our firm. Bobbi Hermanson-Albers has joined the firm’s Estate Planning department. She will be working closely with estate planning attorney William H. Huefner practicing in the firm’s growing Wills/Estates & Probate/Tax Planning Law area serving existing clients and enhancing the firm’s ability to serve our community. We are happy to welcome Bobbi to BGS from her most recent position practicing in family law at a boutique law firm in Minneapolis. She has also previously worked in Minnesota’s 10th Judicial District Court (Stillwater, MN) as a Judicial Law clerk to the Honorable B. William Ekstrum. Bobbi graduated cum laude from Hamline University School of Law in 2014 ranked in the..
Minnesota passed a new wage theft law that imposes requirements on employers to provide offer letters. The new law requires employers to give a detailed notice to new employees when they start employment, and must include the following: 1. Employee’s Employment status a. Must indicate whether employee is full or part time. b. Must indicate exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. c. Must list the basis for any exemptions (e.g. administrative, executive, computer-related, other). 2. Pay period information, including how frequently the employee will be paid. 3. Date of first paycheck. 4. How pay is calculated (salary, hourly, commission etc.). 5. List of any allowances that may be paid (e.g. housing, meals, etc.). 6. Description of any paid time off, including vacation..
BGS Transportation lawyers Jim Wills, Nicole Wiebold, and Carole Isakson attended the annual golf event of the Duluth Superior Transportation Association on July 19th. As always, it was great event! Jim, Nicole and Carole enjoyed catching up with clients and other trucking professionals, and although Jim’s foursome didn’t win the grand prize, they had a great time. BGS is a proud member of the Duluth Superior Transportation Association and appreciates the super awesome work this group does to educate and promote its members.
Before we get started, the employment law attorneys at BGS would like to thank our clients (old and new) for the massive response and positive feedback on the MN Wage Theft Law blog. We have not been able to verify rumors that the legislature decided that employers didn’t have enough to do going into the last legislative session and did their best to remedy that concern. Come to think of it, we would like to thank the legislature for making sure we never run short of business.The next big thing for drivers and Minnesota employers that came about in the last legislative session was the hands free law. The hands free law comes into effect next month (August 1) and will affect drivers and..