A Practical Look at Arbitration as a Growing Trend

  In the 30-some years that I have been a lawyer, there have been many changes in the way companies do business and in how disputes are resolved. In that same period, however, I have not seen the same depth and breadth of changes in the court system. I have been a litigator representing businesses and individuals in all kinds of cases. I have been an advocate for clients in jury trials both short and long, court trials, mediations and arbitrations. I am also now a mediator and an arbitrator. Companies are now doing business at the speed of email and have global and international goals and inspirations. They have 30, 60 and 90-day business plans. When a company has a..

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BGS Attorney Named to New Minnesota Trucking Association Foundation Board

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..

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Estate Planning Attorney Bobbi Hermanson-Albers Joins Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.

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..

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Employers Beware: Minnesota’s New Wage Theft Law

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..

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BGS Transportation Attorneys in Duluth!

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.  

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