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North Dakota Employment Law Letter

North Dakota Employment Law Letter

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When you subscribe to your Employment Law Letter, you get a newsletter specifically designed for employers and HR professionals in your state. It's written by attorneys in your state who know the unique challenges and laws you must deal with every day.

Your subscription also includes a powerful package of HR and legal resources listed below at no additional cost.

  • Online Archive: You can search for articles on any topic from your state, nearby states, or all 50 states.
  • Policies: Our Sample Policy & Procedure Manual, including dozens of sample policies and explanations.
  • Forms: Government forms and sample forms you can use in your HR practice.
  • Your state's statutes and regulations on employment law.
  • Federal statutes and regulations on employment and labor law.
  • Survey results from our Surveys of HR professionals nationwide.
  • Reports: Access to in-depth Mastering HR Reports.
  • Employers Forum: the vibrant online community that answers your toughest questions. Exclusively for HR professionals and their counsel.


Lisa Edison-Smith Lisa Edison-Smith practices exclusively in the areas of employment and labor law and litigation. She focuses her practice on providing practical advice to North Dakota and Minnesota employers on a variety of issues related to human resources, discrimination and harassment, employment compliance issues (such as wage and hour, FMLA, and WARN Act), employment contracts, policy review, hiring and termination, and employee benefits. She frequently provides training on harassment and other current issues in employment law to employers throughout the area. Lisa also represents employers in labor matters before the NLRB.

Prior to joining the firm, Lisa served as a law clerk to former Chief Justice A.M. Keith of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Before attending law school, Lisa worked for GTE Corporation in a variety of financial positions for nine years.


Leslie OliverLeslie Bakken Oliver is a shareholder with the Vogel Law Firm, practicing in the firm's Bismarck, North Dakota office. She defends employers in employment related litigation and advises employers on a variety of human resource and employment law topics, such as complying with the ADA and FMLA, drafting and enforcing trade secret and confidentiality agreements, drafting employee handbooks and policies, conducting internal investigations, compliance with wage and hour laws, implementing drug testing programs, developing internal dispute resolution systems, and reducing the risks of litigation. She has represented a wide variety of employers in the litigation and mediation of employment disputes, particularly disputes involving claims of discrimination and sexual harassment. She also has extensive experience in training both managers and non-managers, on compliance with state and federal laws.

Leslie graduated with Distinction from the University of North Dakota Law School. During this time, she served as a senior editor on the North Dakota Law Review, Director of the Law School Clinical Program, and Burtness research scholar. Prior to joining the firm, Leslie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Herbert Meschke, Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court.





Caren Stanley's areas of concentration include business and commercial litigation; employment litigation and counseling; bankruptcy; creditor, debtor and collection; foreclosures and evictions. Caren is a co-editor of the North Dakota Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter published for employers and human resource professionals. She received her undergraduate degree in history and East Asian studies from Carleton College and graduated magna cum laude from Hamline University School of Law. While in law school, she was an editor of the Hamline Law Review and published an article on copyright law. She also worked part-time for the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. 

Caren is a native of the Fargo-Moorhead area and graduated from Moorhead Senior High School. Prior to attending law school, she worked for several years at Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions as a software support technician and trainer. Her husband, Jerimy Stanley, is a database administrator. They have two young daughters.

Each month, the North Dakota Employment Law Letter three-part subscription package delivers the practical, hands-on advice you need to manage your North Dakota workforce safely and in compliance with North Dakota and federal laws. That's because the newsletter's editors are North Dakota attorneys who defend and counsel employers statewide.

Each issue also keeps you on top of U.S. Supreme Court and North Dakota court decisions that affect your workforce, all reported with North Dakota's local laws and policies in mind. You get all the information you need to stay in business — and out of the courtroom.

Your complete subscription package includes:

  1. North Dakota Employment Law Letter — 12 monthly issues mailed to you and also available online. Also includes periodic NewsAlerts by e-mail as needed.
  2. Access to Subscribers-Only Area — You'll find a wealth of helpful information, available to subscribers only, at no additional cost:

    • Employment Law Letter articles from all 50 states plus D.C.;
    • Sample policies;
    • Your state's statutes and regulations affecting employers;
    • Federal statutes and regulations on employment and labor law;
    • Results from Surveys of HR professionals;
    • Mastering HR Reports — more than 20 of our in-depth reports;
    • Hot Topics;
    • Employers Forum online community for HR professionals and counsel.
  3. HR Executive Special Reports — 60-page reports covering topics that are too complex to be fully covered in your monthly newsletter. You'll periodically receive a new Special Report via e-mail, and more than 20 are available online, covering topics like FMLA, ADA, employee privacy, downsizing risks, and background checks.

When you subscribe, you join HR professionals with some of the state's most admired and successful employers:


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