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Friday, 06 December 2019
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The Importance of Documenting Business Agreements

In advising business clients, I find they often have “understandings” with people they do business with that are not completely or accurately documented in writing. The parties involved often “agree” to extend deadlines or change terms and never update (or…
Friday, 22 November 2019
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Transfer on Death Deeds Another Estate Planning Tool

On July 1, 2014, South Dakota enacted the Real Property Transfer on Death Act, which provides for the transfer of real property in the event of death. “TOD” (transfer on death) and “POD” (pay on death) account designations have been…
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
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Lynn Jackson Hires Three New Attorneys

Attorney Mike Nadolski joined Lynn Jackson’s Sioux Falls office in August 2019.  Mike comes to us with significant experience representing elected and appointed county officials in a number of practice areas.  Mike is part of our litigation practice group and…
Thursday, 31 October 2019
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Lynn Jackson Opens New Spearfish Office

An early autumn snowstorm did not put a damper on the celebration of Lynn Jackson's new Spearfish office earlier this month. Clients, members of the community, staff, and attorneys from the Firm's three South Dakota offices gathered for an open…
Monday, 28 October 2019
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“Yelp”-ing for Help: Online Reviews and Your Business

How many times have you consulted online customer reviews before booking an appointment at that new salon, ordering a sweater online, or deciding to try a new restaurant? According to a recent BrightLocal survey, roughly 86% of U.S. consumers consult…
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…
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