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Minnesota's ESST: What Business Owners Need to Know 

Starting January 1, 2024, Minnesota’s Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) law reshaped the landscape for employers. While navigating new policies can feel daunting, understanding ESST’s implications can empower you to proactively manage your… Read More
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FTC’s Recipe for Restaurant Ruin 

Currently, consumers have witnessed many businesses add additional costs to the subtotal such as: living wage, credit card, and large party fees. The FTC has proposed a rule that would ban these so-called “Junk Fees” fees. TL;DR Version: Who: The… Read More
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The Corporate Transparency Act: More Work For Small Businesses

In the seemingly endless stream of regulations and paperwork, the Corporate Transparency Act has emerged as a new mandate affecting businesses, drawing mixed reactions, especially from small enterprises grappling with increased administrative obligat… Read More
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2023 Wage Theft Law: What Do Contractors Need to Know?

Minnesota Statute § 181.165, also known as the 2023 wage theft law, is a new statute that directly impacts the construction industry in Minnesota, which boils down to how you classify the folks working with you. The ideology behind this new law was… Read More
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Business Plans

A well-thought-out business plan will be a key part of the licensing application for Minnesota cannabis businesses. Read More
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The Aroma of Change: Minnesota Cannabis Law

The Legalization of Cannabis In recent years, the legalization of cannabis has been a hot topic of debate and controversy in many states across the United States. As more states move towards decriminalization or even full legalization, questions aris… Read More
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Beware of Liquidated Damage Clauses in Residential Construction

AUGUST 28, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Minnesota Court of Appeals issued its ruling today in Smart Construction, Inc. v. Dean Suchy, A22-1524. The case dealt with whether a liquidated damages clause was valid. Background on Liquidated Damages The… Read More
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Categories: Construction
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North Star Cannabis Law in the News

Minnesota became the 23rd state to legalize adult-use (recreational) cannabis on August 1st, and North Star’s lawyers were ready with the scoop on the latest cannabis law news. Updates to Cannabis Law from North Star Law Racket.MN talked to Jen on… Read More
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Categories: Cannabis
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New Wage Theft Liability Litigation

Very soon Governor Walz is expected to sign into law a new bill that greatly expands parties who may be held liable for wage theft. This new wage theft liability law will take effect on August 1, 2023. Changes in Wage Theft Liability A General Contra… Read More
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Categories: Business
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Minnesota Cannabis Legalization

Minnesota’s cannabis legalization bill H.F. 100, which passed both the House and Senate in May 2023, will make Minnesota the 23rd state to legalize recreational marijuana. The bill establishes a regulatory framework for both adult-use cannabis… Read More
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Categories: Cannabis