May
9

WLG Accepts Excellence Award

On May 6, WLG proudly accepted a Small Business Excellence Award presented by the Small Business Administration. WLG was recognized for various reasons including our response to adversity, service to our community, growth, longevity and innovation of products and services. A big thank you to all WLG clients, past and present; without all of you, this award would not have been possible.

May
7

Do I Have the Right to Access my Personnel File?

A common question that arises after an individual separates from his or her employer is whether he or she has the right to access his or her personnel file.  The answer is often “Yes,” but exactly when, what, and how often varies between states.  A review of the states surrounding Minnesota reveals several subtlety different approaches.

North Dakota, for example, does not provide such a right to private employees.  It instead limits the right of access to state employees under North Dakota Century Code 54-06-21.  South Dakota is no different (see S.D. Cod. L. Ch. 3-6A-31).

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Mar
27

Discovered and Unclaimed Property: A Modern Reminder and a Little Practical Advice

As some of you probably have heard over the last few weeks, a couple in California discovered approximately $10 million worth of antique gold coins buried on their land. While this is quite an extreme example of the issue, this historic find provides an opportunity for a segue into a broader discussion of ownership rights to discovered or unclaimed property.

Time has a great article on the California couple’s particular circumstances and discovered property issues generally. You can find that here: TIME | “The Law of Finders-Keepers and What Happens When You Find Buried...

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