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Announcing 2022 Davenport Evans Scholarship Recipients

Announcing 2022 Davenport Evans Scholarship Recipients

Davenport Evans has announced its 2022 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...

The Risks of Employee Wellness Plan Incentives and Penalties

The Risks of Employee Wellness Plan Incentives and Penalties

Employers who offer more than minimal incentives (or who impose more than minimal penalties) to encourage employee participation in workplace wellness programs could be taking significant risks. Davenport Evans litigation attorney Mike Snyder explains. Yale University...

Highlights from the 2022 South Dakota Legislative Session

Highlights from the 2022 South Dakota Legislative Session

The 2022 South Dakota legislative session ended March 28, 2022, with 245 bills passed and signed by the Governor. All told, there were 340 House Bills, 14 House concurrent resolutions, three House Joint resolutions, five House resolutions, 213 Senate Bills, 8 Senate...

Remote Work Considerations for South Dakota Banks

Remote Work Considerations for South Dakota Banks

Over the past several years, employers have worked to provide flexible work environments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees have taken advantage of these opportunities and are likely to continue to request flexible work environments in the future,...

Best Lawyers 2022 Real Estate and Infrastructure Edition

Best Lawyers 2022 Real Estate and Infrastructure Edition

Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession, has announced the release of the 2022 Best Lawyers: Real Estate and Infrastructure Edition. This publication features more than 16,000 lawyers recognized in the 2022 editions of The Best...

Regulatory Interest in the Buy Now Pay Later Industry

Regulatory Interest in the Buy Now Pay Later Industry

If you have made a large (or perhaps even not so large) purchase from an online retailer in the past couple of years, you probably noticed the multiple payment options available to online purchasers. After you select your item, put it in your cart, and select or...

Congress Ends Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault/Harassment Claims

Congress Ends Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault/Harassment Claims

In February 2022, Congress passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. Like its name suggests, this Act allows persons alleging to be victims of sexual assault or sexual harassment to invalidate arbitration agreements that would...