2013 November

How to Hire the Right Employees the First Time

11.26.2013
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So you are in need of some new employees. You need them to start soon, as in now. There is work to be done and the hiring process takes too much time. Ok, STOP. Hiring the wrong employees quickly will cause you to spend tenfold the time dealing with them later. You know the employees I am talking about because you have them on staff currently. You spend more time dealing with the mistakes from one bad employee than you do dealing with all of your good employees.

Put a stop to this merry go round of bad hiring by […]

Garnishment and Levy of Assets in Minnesota

11.16.2013
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Garnishment and Levy of Assets in Minnesota
Under Minnesota law, a judgment debtor’s assets may be recovered by a judgment creditor through a sheriff or an attorney and used to satisfy a judgment. This includes both cash assets, such as bank accounts, and tangible property, such as vehicles or equipment.

Asset Garnishment:

Garnishment is essentially an order instructing a party to hold any property it may possess that belongs to the judgment debtor.  A garnishment can generally be used at any time after a judgment is entered.  It can also be used before a judgment is entered […]

Mechanic’s Lien Basics

What is a Mechanic’s Lien?

A mechanic’s lien is a simple, cost-effective tool that helps contractors, subcontractors, designers, and materials suppliers get paid for their work.  A lien is an ownership right in property, and a property subject to a lien generally cannot be sold or refinanced until the lien either expires or is satisfied.  The lien holder can also bring a court action to obtain a judgment based on the lien or, in some cases, an order allowing a sale of the property to pay the debt. To qualify for a lien, the materials […]