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Job Advertising: Avoiding Discrimination When Hiring

Job Advertising: Avoiding Discrimination When Hiring

Advertising nationally for employment positions can present numerous issues as state laws vary widely. The following are some suggestions on dos and don’ts for advertising, as prepared by Davenport Evans lawyer Justin T. Clarke for the Employment Law eNewsletter. Sign...

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The Corporate Transparency Act: Will It Impact My Bank?

The Corporate Transparency Act: Will It Impact My Bank?

On April 5, 2021, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) seeking feedback through May 5 from financial institutions (and others) regarding the beneficial ownership reporting requirements to be...

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Highlights from the 2021 South Dakota Legislative Session

Highlights from the 2021 South Dakota Legislative Session

Despite COVID, some interesting discussions on use of federal funds to fight COVID, and some splits in the majority party over certain issues, the 2021 Legislature was generally positive for banks and trust companies. For trust companies and bank trust departments,...

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Randi Van Der Sloot Named 2021 KELOLAND Remarkable Woman

Randi Van Der Sloot Named 2021 KELOLAND Remarkable Woman

Last December, KELOLAND asked you to nominate the remarkable woman in your life for some special recognition. They received dozens of incredible nominations from all over KELOLAND. They selected four finalists to share more of their stories on KELOLAND Living,...

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KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Lisa Smith

KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Lisa Smith

Last December, KELOLAND asked you to nominate the remarkable woman in your life for some special recognition. They received dozens of incredible nominations from all over KELOLAND. They selected four finalists to share more of their stories on KELOLAND Living,...

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KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Maddie Borah

KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Maddie Borah

Last December, KELOLAND asked you to nominate the remarkable woman in your life for some special recognition. They received dozens of incredible nominations from all over KELOLAND. They selected four finalists to share more of their stories on KELOLAND Living,...

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New “Dealer Trust” Law — How Will It Impact Your Bank?

New “Dealer Trust” Law — How Will It Impact Your Bank?

Near the end of 2020, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act” became law. As suggested by the title to the Act, it included a potpourri of legislative actions, many of which were designed to provide COVID-19 relief. One of the measures adopted as part of the Act amended...

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COVID Vaccines at Work

COVID Vaccines at Work

With COVID-19 vaccinations being distributed and administered around the country, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued guidance to employers as they consider implementing vaccine-related policies in the workplace. Becoming familiar with...

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2021 Estate Gift Tax Exclusions

2021 Estate Gift Tax Exclusions

The lifetime estate exclusion amount (also sometimes called the estate tax exemption amount, the applicable exclusion amount, or the unified credit amount) has been increased for inflation beginning January 1, 2021. Applicable Exclusion Amount Under the 2010 Tax...

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Davenport Evans Announces New Partner Joel Rische

Davenport Evans Announces New Partner Joel Rische

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce that Joel R. Rische has become a partner in the firm. Joel R. Rische, is a member of the firm’s litigation section, having joined the firm in 2015. Joel’s focus is on commercial litigation in both state...

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FFCRA Leave Expires December 31, 2020

FFCRA Leave Expires December 31, 2020

On Sunday, December 27, 2020, President Trump signed COVID-19 relief legislation providing government funding and a long-anticipated coronavirus relief package. The wide-sweeping legislation contains the answer to the question employers have been asking for weeks—do...

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Preparing to Bank Hemp and Marijuana in South Dakota

Preparing to Bank Hemp and Marijuana in South Dakota

Hemp production has been legalized under both Federal and South Dakota law, and to the surprise of many, South Dakota voters recently approved a constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana.  Bankers are already experiencing deposit-opening and loan requests from...

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Davenport Evans Welcomes Mary A. Akkerman

Davenport Evans Welcomes Mary A. Akkerman

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Mary A. Akkerman to the firm. Mary Akkerman joined the firm in December and will become a partner in January 2021. Mary has 20 years of experience practicing law in estate...

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What Measure 26 and Amendment A Mean for Employers

What Measure 26 and Amendment A Mean for Employers

On November 3rd, South Dakota voters approved Initiated Measure 26 (IM 26) to legalize medical marijuana and Amendment A to legalize recreational marijuana in South Dakota. Both IM 26 and Amendment A are not set to take effect until July 1, 2021. However, on November...

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