Getting Started on your Business Succession Plan

March 2014

One of the most difficult aspects of succession planning is simply getting started. With the multitude of tasks required just to keep a business in operation, planning for the future often gets pushed to the back of the to-do list.While beginning this process can seem daunting, there are many benefits of developing and maintaining a… Read more >

Minnesota Business Magazine Names FMJ One of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the Third Consecutive Year

March 2014

Now in its third year, the “100 Best” event honors Minnesota companies that set the standard for employee well-being. “The 100 Best” are chosen using data gathered from an anonymous employee satisfaction survey administered by an independent research group. The survey addresses areas such as work environment, employee benefits, employee happiness and leadership. See the… Read more >

FMJ Earns Victory at the United States Supreme Court

January 2014

In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted our client’s (Air Wisconsin) petition for certiorari in the case of Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of our client, creating significant implications for the flying public and airline industry. The Court decided that airlines have broad immunity… Read more >

Enterprise Minnesota: Four Questions with Pat Shriver

January 2014

Does it surprise you to know that manufacturers don’t automatically own the rights to inventions that their employees develop on the job? FMJ Intellectual Property attorney Pat Shriver gave an interview on this topic for the “Four Questions” feature in Enterprise Minnesota. Read the whole article here to learn about “shop rights” and “assign all inventions” clauses.

Has your Minnesota Company “Banned the Box?”

January 2014

It should have. Effective January 1, 2014, all Minnesota employers are prohibited from inquiring about, considering, or requiring disclosure of an employment applicant’s criminal record or history at the start of the application and hiring process. According to the new law, if your company conducts interviews for a position, no inquiry may be made before… Read more >