Charges for Discrimination and Other Civil Lawsuit Deadlines are Extended in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2020

On April 22, 2020, Governor Walz signed Executive Order 20-39 (“Order”), which extended deadlines related to the filing of charges of discrimination with the Department of Human Rights (the “Department”). This Order extends deadlines during Minnesota’s current peacetime emergency stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, which was first declared in Executive Order 20-01 on March 13,… Read more >

How Businesses Should Prepare to Navigate the Next 18 Months

April 2020

Perhaps like you, I often get the feeling that our health and political leaders are unable to talk about life beyond the next two weeks. From a business owner’s standpoint, this is an impossible situation. In the absence of a safe and effective vaccine, it is my view that society will be partially open and… Read more >

Is Your Business Bound to Its Contracts During A Pandemic? Contractual Obligations and Defenses in the Era of COVID-19

April 2020

The business landscape is changing in unprecedented ways and companies across the spectrum are grappling with how COVID-19 will impact the contracts they have entered into with customers, suppliers, lenders, landlords, and business partners alike.  While the default rule in Minnesota (and across the U.S.) is that parties are generally bound to their contractual obligations… Read more >