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BGK to present at the 2014 MN Ag Expo

Jan. 20, 2015

Blethen, Gage & Krause is pleased to announce that it will be presenting information on three key farm-related topics during the Living & Learning session of the Minnesota Ag Expo.  Presentation topics include: The Ultimate Guide to Critical Documentation for Farm Operations Speaker – Paul Shneider This session will cover the nuts and bolts of required documentation for farming operations and includes entity formation, leases and other common contracts, and options and rights of first refusal. Employer Survival Kit:  How to Avoid Common Employment Law Pitfalls Speaker – Beth Serrill This session is a must for any farm operation with employees.  We’ll go over important topics which affect how you manage your employees every day including workers compensation, unemployment, avoiding discrimination claims, ADA accomodations, drug testing and the issue of categorizing employees vs. independent contractors.  Whether you have 1 employee or 100, office staff or field laborers, do not miss this session! Don’t Lose the Farm: Litigation War Stories from the Front Lines. Speakers – Ben McAninch, Chris Roe and Kevin Velasquez It’s no secret – family issues can be complicated.  That complexity increases exponentially when dealing with estate planning and family law issues such as divorce.  Throw a full farm operation into the mix and... well, you get the idea.   In this session we’ll discuss real-life examples of how family issues such as divorce can affect the family farm. What happens when a child with an interest in a family farm gets divorced?  What rights does that soon-to-be ex-family member have? And in what ways can that divorce affect the operation and other siblings?   This is your opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others.  This interesting and entertaining session is one you won’t want to miss.   This event takes place Wednesday, January 28th from 2-5pm at the City Center Hotel.  To learn more about this event click here.
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2014 Southern Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar

Nov. 28, 2014

Mankato AttorneyOn Tuesday, November 11th, Blethen, Gage and Krause held the fourth annual Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar.  At this seminar, attorney Silas Danielson presented to local area landlords and property management companies regarding important issues facing property managers today.  Topics covered in this year's seminar included screening tenants (the rental application, verifying identity, written screening criteria, fees, fair housing/discrimination,  background checks and denials), and how to handle issues related to disabled tenants (reasonable accommodations, responding to requests, when to deny requests, and documentation).   If you are interested in attending future landlord-tenant seminars or would like more information on landlord-tenant law please contact Silas Danielson at 507-345-1166.
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Upcoming Seminar: Hot Topics in Landlord Tenant Law

Oct. 30, 2013

Mankato AttorneyOn Thursday, November 14th, Silas Danielson will be presenting to local area landlords and property management companies regarding important issues facing property managers today, with a focus on hot topics in landlord-tenant law.  The seminar will take place at the AmericInn Hotel and Conference Center from 8:30-10:30a.  If you are interested in attending this free seminar please contact Molly at melder@bgklaw.com or by phone at 345-1166.
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Upcoming Employment Law Seminar “From Hiring to Firing”

Oct. 25, 2012

 On Tuesday, October 30th, Julia Ketcham Corbett will be presenting the seminar "From Hiring to Firing: Reducing Risk to Your Business Through Effective Hiring, Disciplinary, and Termination Practices."  This seminar, sponsored by Jeane Thorne, will provide insight for business owners and HR professionals  into best practices for hiring and firing in today's complicated legal environment and will assist employers as they assess the potential liability hidden within their established practices.  If you would like more information on this topic or other Employment Law topics please contact us at melder@bgklaw.com.
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Upcoming Seminar: Hot Topics in Landlord-Tenant Law

Oct. 17, 2012

                                          

On Thursday, November 15th, Silas Danielson will be presenting to local area landlords and property management companies regarding important issues facing property managers today, with a focus on hot topics in landlord-tenant law.  The seminar will take place at the Mankato Hilton Garden Inn from 8:30-10:30a.  If you are interested in attending this free seminar please contact Molly at melder@bgklaw.com or by phone at 345-1166.
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Julia Ketcham Corbett presents at the 2012 SMAHRA Employment Law Seminar

Jun. 11, 2012

Julia Ketcham Corbett presented at the Southern Minnesota Human Resource Association's 2012 Employment Law Seminar on June 21st at the Best Western Hotel in North Mankato.  Julia presented on “Human Resources in the 21st Century:   Navigating the Tangled Web of Social Media and Electronic Information” General subjects covered included:
  • Managing electronic documents, including executing litigation holds
  • Electronic Data Policies and Monitoring
  • Social Media Polices:  Should you have one, and suggestions for effective policy drafting
  • Protecting social media assets from departing employees.
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BGK Participates in Minnesota Rehabiliation Association’s Spring Conference

May. 18, 2012

Blethen, Gage & Krause Partner Julia Ketcham Corbett was recently invited to participate in the Minnesota Rehabilitation Association’s “Getting More Informed in Mankato”  Spring Conference. The mission of the MRA is to eliminate barriers and increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  Julia took part in a panel discussion regarding the interplay of workers compensation, FMLA, Social Security Disability, and unemployment compensation.
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