Minnesota Courts Begin to Reopen for In-Person Proceedings

Over the past 14 months, most court hearings in Minnesota have been conducted via remote Zoom conference. As more people have become vaccinated and state restrictions eased, however, the Minnesota judiciary is following a path of gradual reopening. In Minnesota federal court, criminal jury and bench trials have resumed as of May 3, although not […]

Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations: What Employers Need to Know

Employers generally have the ability to define terms and conditions of employment, including health and safety standards in the workplace. As a result, the general rule is that employers may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of returning to on-premises work. However, every general rule has some exceptions and qualifications. The […]

Restaurant Revitalization Funding Offers Grant Opportunities to Those Hardest Hit by the Pandemic

The restaurant industry has undoubtedly been one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The recently passed American Rescue Plan Act includes a vital provision for some of the businesses hardest hit by the pandemic, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The RRF will provide $28.6 billion in grants to restaurants and bars in need […]