Sjoberg & Tebelius, P.A.
Serving Minnesota & Western Wisconsin

3 Mistakes to Avoid to Prevent Retaliation Allegations

sjoberg-tebelius-prevent-retaliation.jpegEmployers have the unpleasant responsibility of disciplining their workers. Ideally, discipline would never be necessary, but it is often necessary (e.g., because of excessive absenteeism, insubordination, or other employee abuses) to take adverse action against the worker to ensure the continued smooth operation of the business.

Before taking action, however, the wise employer will think carefully about how to proceed. In some cases, firing, demoting or otherwise punishing an employee could trigger allegations of retaliation and a wrongful termination lawsuit.

Can a Promotion Increase the Likelihood of Divorce?

BusinessTravel.jpgFinding the balance between a successful professional career and a happy, fulfilling personal life can be difficult, especially for women.

According to a new study that examines divorce rates of male and female CEOs, doctors, police officers, and politicians, women who are promoted to higher levels in their field are more likely to divorce following the promotion than men in the same situation.

How Important are MVPs?

pyramid.jpgIf you are starting a new business, one of your top concerns may be determining if, and to what extent your product or service will be successful. While it is impossible to predict the future, there are some methods you can use to get a better idea of how consumers might embrace or reject your product before you put too much into it.

One option is to build a minimum viable product, or MVP. 

How Much Does Long-Term Care Cost?

YoungMan.jpgAs we get older, our medical-care needs change. Typically, this translates to higher costs and increasingly extensive support requirements.

Even if you are healthy today, you may experience physical and mental declines over time. Planning for these situations can be difficult when you do not know what to expect. However, knowing some general information about trends and the cost of care can help you understand how and why you should start planning today.

What is the 'Grooming Gap?'

beautyimage.jpgEmployers across Minnesota and Wisconsin are likely familiar with the gender gap, or the discrepancy between wages and opportunities for male and female employees. However, there is another type of gap that puts female workers at a disadvantage: the grooming gap.

The so-called grooming gap refers to physical appearance and hygiene standards that disproportionately affect women. These standards result in financial, professional, and personal consequences to females. Therefore, it is important for employers to understand this issue and avoid creating unfair policies.

Estate Planning Can Be Crucial In Regard to Student Loans

millennial.jpgOne common misconception about estate planning is that a person only needs to think about things like wills, trusts, and powers of attorney if he or she is wealthy, sick, or elderly.

If you are among the many with this misapprehension, then you could be leaving yourself and your loved ones vulnerable to costly ramifications. For instance, you might be young with few assets, but if you have student loans, you should consider estate planning measures to address this debt.

Four things to consider when naming a guardian

family.jpgFor parents of young children, guardianship is a crucial element to an estate plan. Life can be unpredictable, and you want to make sure your children will be well looked-after should anything happen to you.

But choosing a guardian is a process that takes careful planning, communication and consideration. Though not an exclusive list, here are four things you should think about when naming a guardian for your children.

Can Amicable Divorces Become Contentious?

Fighting.jpgWhen people get divorced, they typically want the process to be fair and amicable. This can be especially important to people who have children.

However, while many divorces do end peacefully with both parties satisfied with the agreement and committed to a positive co-parenting arrangement, this does not always happen. Even in cases where the parties start from an amicable place, a divorce can become contentious. Why does this happen?

Avoid 3 costly mistakes to protect the future of your startup

One of the most significant obstacles new business owners face is lack of money. Financial limitations and demands make it very difficult for even the most promising company to flounder and potentially fail.

As such, it is crucial for new business owners to minimize unnecessary spending. This recent article from Forbes calls out some types of wasteful spending, but below we discuss three of the most common spending mistakes to avoid.

'Ok, Boomer' and Age Discrimination in the Workplace

OlderEmployee.jpgRecently, the phrase, "Ok, Boomer" has become a catch-all response from millennials and Generation Zers to older people who have expressed an opinion. What might have started as a harmless meme online has grown into a worldwide phenomenon.

And the patronizing response is not making "boomers" happy. This is especially true when said in the workplace, where many older employees already face discrimination.

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