ALERT: Website and App Accessibility Lawsuits

My last post on web/app accessibility issues was in 2014. Since then, the issue has surfaced for clients very infrequently. However, the recent holding from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, that Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act required Domino’s Pizza to make its websites and mobile applications accessible to… View Article


Alert – Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Threshold Increase

The HSR Act requires that parties to a merger and acquisition transaction (which includes more than you might think), file with the Federal Trade Commission and US DOJ and deal with a waiting period if the transaction or parties (or both) are above certain thresholds (and does not fall within an exemption). The FTC’s legally… View Article


Red Flags from Employees

Minnesota Employers Should Call Their Attorney Immediately if They See One of these Red Flags Minnesota laws impose many requirements on employers. Concerns about violating these laws can keep a business owner up at night. Without an audit by an experienced employment law attorney, employers are often operating in the dark and may fail to… View Article


Happy New Year – Reminder: The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is Now in Effect

Perhaps you saw the warnings throughout 2019 regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) going into effect on January 1, 2020. Maybe you also saw that the CCPA applies to a large swath of companies throughout the world, including many companies with no physical presence in California. The steep penalties for non-compliance with the CCPA,… View Article


Labor Law Alert

Tesla, Inc. and the National Labor Relations Act: A Reminder that Labor Law Applies to Nearly All Employers If you think your business is immune from unions and union laws because you have not signed a collective bargaining agreement – think again. Many small to medium sized businesses believe they cannot be charged with violating… View Article


Employers Beware: Minnesota Increases Enforcement and Penalties for Wage Theft

On August 1, 2019, Minnesota added new laws, and amended existing laws, to curb wage theft. In addition to increasing the penalties for wage theft, the changes require employers to provide specific notices to their employees and to maintain additional records in their personnel files. These new laws also provide $3.1 million in funding to… View Article


Introducing . . . Jason

We are excited to announce that Jason S. Raether, Esq. has joined Pruvent PLLC as an attorney/member. Jason’s practice is focused on business and commercial litigation. He uses his substantial experience handling cases involving breach of contract, contract enforcement, employment/labor law, construction defects, and shareholder disputes – to provide resolution to clients in time of… View Article


10 Common Items to Consider When Exiting a Business

Exiting or selling a business can be a risky and uncertain endeavor. There are myriad advisors, consultants and other service providers around to give you advice. A wise seller will always consider the source to make sure the advice provided is in the seller’s best interests. Also, because advice can vary between different types of… View Article


Funding Sources: Differences between Venture Capital and Angel Investors

For startups it’s important to understand the differences between funding from venture capital firms and angel investors. This article takes a look at these differences and discusses some of the mistakes that startups make when securing funding. The differences between VCs and angels are nuanced, but typically, there are some fairly common differences between these… View Article


83(b) Elections for Startups (avoiding ordinary income tax)

Most startups don’t have the need to wrestle with the problem of having too much cash. Usually, quite the opposite is true – they have too little. To compensate for this lack of cash, startups may try to pay employees and contractors (“service providers”) using equity incentives instead of cash. For example, let’s say a… View Article