equal opportunity in the workplace

What Legal Action Should I Take if I’m Discriminated Against at Work?

Employment discrimination happens when a person or group of people are treated unfairly by their employer due to their race, sex, religion, disability or age. Workplace discrimination certainly seems like the type of thing that should have been safely relegated to the dustbin of history by now. While many Minneapolis–St. Paul workplaces are inclusive, diverse environments, there are still some employers that cling to discriminatory practices.

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Trademark Laws

What Should I Do if Someone Tries to Use My Trademark?

Trademark can be legally registered word(s), names or symbols that represent a company or product. An individual or business may file an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register their trademark. If an unauthorized third party uses or replicates your trademark to sell its own goods and services, it can be considered trademark infringement. As the trademark holder, it is your responsibility to uphold your brand and put a stop to the infringement.

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Hippa compliant

Common Situations that Lead to HIPPA Violations

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is a federal law that establishes guidelines for healthcare providers to protect a patient’s sensitive health information. While most healthcare organizations implement various security measures to comply with HIPAA and protect their patients’ health information, sometimes this information is used or shared incorrectly, which can lead to a HIPAA violation.

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consumer protection agency

What Is a Consumer Protection Agency and What Is Their Role?

Consumer protection agencies are governmental, state and non-governmental organizations that aid consumers who have fallen victim to financial scams, discrimination or unsafe products. They investigate consumer complaints, sue businesses that break the law and educate consumers and businesses on their rights and responsibilities. Moreover, governmental agencies have the power to develop rules that protect consumers from fraud.

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refugees and asylum seekers

What Is the Difference Between Being a Refugee and Seeking Asylum?

Every year, thousands of people make the decision to leave their home countries in search of a better future. While some choose to leave their perfectly safe lives in search for new adventures and opportunities, others flee in search of safety and security.

Refugees and asylum seekers are the latter type of immigrants. They’re forced to flee their native countries to escape persecution or violence, seek protection from dangers and find a better life in the United States or another country.

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harassment and protective orders

Harassment Restraining Orders Versus Orders for Protection

If you’re a victim of harassment or domestic violence, you have the right to seek legal protection from the perpetrator.

In Minnesota, there are two types of orders that can protect a victim from their abuser: a harassment restraining order (HRO) and an order for protection (OFP). While these orders may seem similar on the surface, they have significant differences in procedure and execution.

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