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Employment Non-Compete Agreements Under Attack

Employment Non-Compete Agreements Under Attack

Employment non-compete agreements, long considered a common tool for protecting employers’ interests, are facing increased scrutiny from both federal and state authorities. Recent actions by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), the National Labor Relations Board...

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New Laws Protect Pregnant Workers & Nursing Mothers

New Laws Protect Pregnant Workers & Nursing Mothers

When President Joe Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 in December 2022, pregnant workers and nursing mothers gained expanded protections, explains Davenport Evans Employment Lawyer, Brooke Schmidt. Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)  Employers...

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Chamber News Features Employment Lawyer Brooke Schmidt

Chamber News Features Employment Lawyer Brooke Schmidt

Davenport Evans Employment Lawyer Brooke N. Schmidt was recently featured in the Chamber News Magazine, published by the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. The article is part of the "Five Questions" series, but online, it's expanded to a full 10 questions! The...

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Davenport Evans Welcomes 2023 Summer Associates

Davenport Evans Welcomes 2023 Summer Associates

Davenport Evans is pleased to welcome its 2023 summer associate class, (as shown, left to right:) Preston J. Tetzlaff, Tony O. Metzgar, Trevor D. Case, and Nicholas R. Walter. Davenport Evans has a long history of hiring law students who participate in the firm’s...

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Brooke Schmidt Graduates from Leadership Sioux Falls

Brooke Schmidt Graduates from Leadership Sioux Falls

Members of the 37th class of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce’s Evan C. Nolte Leadership Sioux Falls (LSF) program, including Davenport Evans lawyer Brooke N. Schmidt (shown second row center), graduated on Wednesday, May 3. Michael L. Wyland addressed the...

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FTC v. Employers: Do Banks Have a Dog in the Fight?

FTC v. Employers: Do Banks Have a Dog in the Fight?

On January 5, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (the “Proposed Rule”) that would effectively prohibit noncompete clauses in contracts between employers and workers. The FTC’s authority to issue regulations prohibiting...

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Announcing 2023 Davenport Evans Scholarship Recipients

Announcing 2023 Davenport Evans Scholarship Recipients

Davenport Evans has announced its 2023 scholarship recipients. For over 35 years, the firm has awarded eight annual scholarships totaling $20,000 to be used at institutions of higher learning in the state of South Dakota. Scholarships are awarded through the Sioux...

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Counterfeit vs. Altered Checks

Counterfeit vs. Altered Checks

According to most history texts, checks were first used sometime in the early 1500s in the Netherlands, and likely, check fraud was not far behind. In 1762, the Court of the King’s Bench in England decided Price v. Neal, establishing the fundamental principles and...

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A Primer on Permissible Bank Investments

A Primer on Permissible Bank Investments

Banks are creatures of limited powers under both state and federal law and are tightly constrained when it comes to the types of investments they may hold. Those constraints apply to both debt securities a bank may hold for investment, and also equity securities,...

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2023 Estate Gift Tax Exclusions

2023 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, 2023. Applicable Exclusion Amount Under the 2010 Tax...

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