On Friday, November 10, 2017, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit in Hennepin County District Court against the city of Minneapolis, challenging the Minneapolis minimum wage ordinance as unlawful on the grounds that it conflicts with existing state law. Joining the Minnesota Chamber as co-plaintiffs are Graco Inc., the Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association and the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce. Read More

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It’s been months since the Department of Labor officially announced a major update to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Read More
This May, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a slew of big changes to the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the 70-some-year-old linchpin of federal labor law. Read More

The State Legislature’s 2016 session begins Tuesday, March 8. Short of an all-out brawl on the chamber floor, it’s fair to assume that whatever happens in St. Paul will take a back seat to the national campaign fireworks presently consuming the media cycle. Read More

Sheila Kerwin sits on the board of Minneapolis law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis.

Statistics show that women are often underrepresented in the legal field. While this may be true for some law firms, it isn’t the case for Minneapolis law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis. Read More

Ginny Bell, Interim Executive Director of CCLI

As of early this year, there is a new initiative striving to make a difference in the legal field. It’s part of a plan to benefit many, targeting low- to moderate-income community members, while giving young lawyers a chance to gain experience and establish their careers. Read More
Last year, Minnesota joined the 23 other states that have legalized medical cannabis.  Legalization has generated new business opportunities for the producers and distributors of medical cannabis, health care providers, and the companies that serve them.  Further relaxation of Minnesota’s prohibition on marijuana is likely.  As the laws criminalizing marijuana are relaxed, further business oppo Read More

Photo courtesy of Octane Fitness.

A seven-year patent infringement battle between Brooklyn Park-based Octane Fitness and Logan, Utah-based ICON Health & Fitness came to a close last month with a decisive ruling by the U.S. District Court for the State of Minnesota. Read More