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Employment Law Seminar 2024

Join us for our biennial employment law update! Ever-changing labor and employment laws and regulations are an endless challenge for HR professionals and business owners. That’s why every other year we offer our Vogel Employment Law Update, bringing you the latest information on new laws, regulatory changes, and recent state and federal court cases of critical importance to North Dakota and Minnesota-area employers. Our expert presenters will cover 2024’s hot employment law issues, including:

  • New OSHA Regulations and the NLRB
  • Employment and Labor Law Cases
  • Hiring and Managing Remote Employees
  • General Workplace Trends
  • Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Blog Categories

November 20, 2023 | Personal Injury

Proper Tires Can Save Lives It’s that time of year again when we start our day reading and hearing about the previous day’s collisions, injuries, and deaths. Most recently we have read: “5-year-old killed in rollover crash” “Passenger injured in rollover on I-29” “Driver killed in pickup rollover crash on I-94” The common cause for…

November 17, 2023 | Employment Law

EEOC guidance on harassment in the workplace For the first time since 1999, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently proposed updating its Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace, which provides EEOC staff with direction for investigating, adjudicating, and litigating harassment claims.  The proposed Guidance places an emphasis on sexual harassment but also covers…

November 2, 2023 | Vogel Law Firm

Today, Best Lawyers publicly announced the Fourteenth Edition of the Best Law Firms® rankings and our firm was awarded the 2024 Best Law Firm in the United States honor. Congratulations to our firm on being included in this elite and extremely impressive group! Our firm was metro ranked in 15 practice areas. Vogel Law Firm…

October 2, 2023 | Personal Injury

Distracted driving has escalated to one of the most pressing issues on the road today. A quick glance away from the road may seem harmless enough, but that split second distraction has often been cited as one of the leading causes of car accidents and resulting deaths and injuries. There are legal ramifications if a…

September 27, 2023 | Criminal Defense

Congratulations Mark Friese, Criminal Defense Attorney, for receiving the 2023 North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Meritorious Service Coin Award for his contributions to North Dakota drug courts.  Drug Court Coordinator Kristen Keimele nominated Mark in recognition of his service on the East Central Judicial District Adult Drug Court Advisory Board for more than…

September 1, 2023 | Employment Law

On August 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed a new rule, which, if implemented, would raise the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (“FLSA”) salary threshold for exempt employees and make more employees eligible for minimum wage and overtime premiums. The proposed rule addresses Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA, which exempts certain white-collar salaried…

August 31, 2023 | Employment Law

Physician recruitment throughout North Dakota can be a major challenge. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) play an important role in addressing this challenge. Immigration programs like the Conrad State 30 J-1 waiver program offer support to employers seeking to recruit an IMG physician. Employment lawyer KrisAnn Norby-Jahner asks her law partner and immigration lawyer, Michelle Scimecca,…

August 17, 2023 | Vogel Law Firm

The honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action. -Aristotle Our firm is proud to have 17 lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® and 9 lawyers recognized in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2024 editions. These recognitions by Best Lawyers signify excellence in practice and are…

August 14, 2023 | Personal Injury

After many years of practicing law exclusively in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, we are frequently asked the same types of questions, so we put together short answers to many of those questions for your convenience. This is not meant to replace a free personal consultation to discuss your case but only…