NEWS & INSIGHTS

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions for 2018-2019 Term

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions for 2018-2019 Term

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ended its 2018-2019 term. This article highlights the Court's decisions touching on the topics of workplace law, class actions, arbitration and administrative exhaustion and Title VII claims. If you're wondering if any of the decisions...

EEOC Will Begin Collecting Pay Data Starting July 15, 2019.

If your business employs 100+ people, heads' up: The EEOC will begin collecting pay data starting July 15, 2019. Is your business prepared? Learn more about the specifics here. And learn more about the legal issues that may be facing your business by speaking with one...

Life Lessons via 10u Softball

Life Lessons via 10u Softball

Sanford, Pierson, Thone & Strean, PLC is proud to be a Home Run Sponsor for the Burnsville 10U Yellow traveling fastpitch softball team. It has been a season of learning new skills for this young team (and more importantly, life lessons of fortitude, perseverance...

Changes in E-Commerce Tax Laws

Changes in E-Commerce Tax Laws

Is your company involved with e-commerce?  If so, you'll want to know about a recent Supreme Court decision regarding when a business involved in e-commerce is to collect sales tax.  Below is an excerpt from an article written by our friends at Copeland Buhl ...

Beyond rivalry:  Talking about money with siblings

Beyond rivalry: Talking about money with siblings

Insights from the Ameriprise Financial Family Wealth Checkup study Key Points Nearly two-thirds of siblings talk about money with each other While financial conflicts are rare, they usually involve issues regarding parents Uniting to deal with money issues can help...

Have You Done Your Annual Business Updates?

Have You Done Your Annual Business Updates?

It’s not uncommon in our office to sit down with a new business client, ask to see the corporate records, and have a thick, dusty, leather-bound binder from the 1970s dropped onto the desk with a thud. We get it; business owners are busy people. Especially in a...

IRS Blesses 2nd Marriage Planning Technique for IRA

The following article was written by Charles (Chuck) Rubin for JDsupra.com.  It details a new estate planning technique approved by the IRS that may prove useful to individuals in second marriages. A common issue in planning for marriages with prior children is how to...

Estate Planning Jargon: What Does it Actually Mean?

Estate Planning Jargon: What Does it Actually Mean?

Confusion seems to abound among non-lawyers (and, unfortunately, some lawyers) about the various roles people or institutions can play in typical estate plans.  These are the “personnel decisions” in estate planning. Clients often question what it means, for example,...