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Wednesday, 16 October 2019
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South Dakota’s Annual Increase Of Minimum Wage Has Been Announced

Just announced: the new South Dakota Minimum Wage for 2020 is increasing by 20 cents per hour. The new rate of $9.30 per hour is up from $9.10 in 2019. The new rate becomes effective on January 1, 2020. South…
Thursday, 26 September 2019
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United States Department of Labor Issues Long-Awaited Final Overtime Rule

  This week the Federal Department of Labor announced its long-awaited final overtime rule, which will go into effect on January 1, 2020. The final rule raises the standard salary threshold from the currently enforced level of $455 per week…
Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Good Surveys Make Good Neighbors.

If you’ve lived in the West for very long, you’ve probably heard the saying “good fences make good neighbors.” However, this can only be true when the fences are based on a good survey. Folks often assume that the “natural”…
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
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Insurance Coverage Considerations

We have experienced some unusual weather this year, resulting in damage to property. Insurance coverage for that damage can raise questions. All determinations on whether certain damage is “covered” by insurance start with the terms and conditions of the particular…
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
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Unlimited PTO: Avera joins national trend by removing cap on vacation days for senior employees

Patrick Anderson, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Published 12:22 p.m. CT Sept. 6, 2019 Vacation days aren’t as precious as they once were for some Avera Health employees, who no longer are hoarding their paid time off. There is no need…
Thursday, 05 September 2019
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OPEN POSITION: Experienced Paralegal

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. is seeking an experienced paralegal to support its Estate Planning and Probate group in the Rapid City Office. The ideal candidate has a paralegal certificate or degree and has a minimum of 5 years…
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on “Immoral” or “Scandalous” Trademark

On June 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court handed down a 6-3 decision in favor of Erik Brunetti in Iancu v. Brunetti, 139 S.Ct. 2294 (2019). In Iancu, the Court held that the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 1051…
Wednesday, 14 August 2019
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Retaliation Cases on the Rise – But Timing Alone Not Always Enough to Prove It

Retaliation claims against employers are on the rise, as the statistics from the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) show. In fiscal year 2018, for example, total retaliation claims appeared in 51.6% of charges filed with the EEOC, totaling a…
Friday, 09 August 2019
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OPEN POSITION - Legal Secretary: Full time position as a front office/legal secretary in our Spearfish Office.

Under minimal supervision, provides legal secretarial assistance to assigned attorneys and/or legal staff. Prepares, processes, and types legal documents such as contracts, briefs, summonses, complaints and motions. Proofreads material to ensure high quality products, file information promptly and accurately, meet…
Thursday, 08 August 2019
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Back to School Supplies: Two Legal Documents for 18-Year-Olds

As the school season returns, parents and children are buying pencils, pens, notebooks, and dorm room and other supplies to prepare for the year to come. However, not many parents’ school supply lists consist of a General Durable Power of…
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