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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…
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…
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
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A Guide to Filing a Charge of Employment Discrimination

Workers in South Dakota are employed on an “at will” basis, meaning that employers may terminate an employee for any reason or no reason at all, so long as the reason for termination is not illegal. Some of the more…
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
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Surviving the Sturgis Rally - Tips if You are Involved in a Motorcycle Accident

The 79th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is upon us. With it come thousands of bikers. And while we all do our best to drive even more safely and cautiously during this time, there will inevitably be a few accidents during this…
Friday, 12 July 2019
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Workplace Investigations: An Effective Tool for Addressing Certain Employment Issues

You work in Human Resources for your organization and your office receives a complaint from a female employee. She alleges that her male supervisor, the Vice President of Communications, has made “inappropriate comments” to her and touched her in ways…
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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July 1st marks the date that laws passed by the South Dakota legislature take effect

July 1st marks the date that laws passed by the South Dakota legislature take effect. Some of the changes, such as those impacting conceal carry issues, are reported by news sources, but there are other changes that may have additional…
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
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Intellectual Property Rights: What are They, and How do I Protect Them?

In this age of technology, there is more and more of a focus on intellectual property rights. This is because intellectual property rights are often the most valuable portion of a technological company’s portfolio. But, for all companies, there may…
Thursday, 20 June 2019
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“I Want to Put My Child on the Deed to My House.”

About once a month I get a call from an individual who, for various reasons, wants to either add a child or multiple children to the deed to their home or deed the home entirely to a child or children.…
Thursday, 06 June 2019
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Agreeing to Not Agree: The Eighth Circuit Decides Whether an Employment Contract Selected an Arbitrator

Arbitration clauses have become a common component of many types of contracts. When parties enter into a contract that contains such a clause, in effect, the parties are agreeing to submit any dispute that may arise between them to arbitration…
Thursday, 23 May 2019
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The Long Road of IP Litigation through Sturgis Continues

The ongoing litigation between Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc., and Rushmore Photo & Gifts, Inc., has recently provided more twists and turns in its long and winding road. Last November, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld…
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