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  • Halunen Law - The Second Amendment Does Not Protect Assault WeaponsThe Second Amendment Does Not Protect Assault WeaponsFebruary 22, 2018 - 6:51 pm

    Contrary to popular rhetoric, there is no Constitutional impediment to outlawing assault weapons. Federal law has banned them before, as evidenced by the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, which—unfortunately—was allowed to expire in 2004. Importantly, the Supreme Court has clearly stated that the Second Amendment does not protect assault weapons. District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 […]

  • Halunen Law - Whistleblowers: Fraud's Biggest ThreatWhistleblowers – Fraud’s Biggest ThreatOctober 26, 2017 - 5:24 pm

    You know when something’s not right at work. Numbers don’t add up. Documentation doesn’t reflect what you know to be true. Safety procedures aren’t being followed. Fraud and illegal activity is a reality at many workplaces, and it’s often you – the employee – who identifies and has the courage to bring that fraud to […]

  • Halunen Law - Avoiding Orange Jumpsuit Worldwide Corporate FraudAvoiding the Orange Jumpsuit: Worldwide Corporate FraudJuly 25, 2017 - 6:56 pm

    In its 2016 Annual Review of Corporate Fraud and Corruption, Financier Worldwide magazine reported that, every year, corporate fraud causes companies to lose about 5% of their annual revenue.1 In dollar terms, this converts to trillions of dollars each year lost through fraud worldwide. As a result of this problem, countries globally are introducing new […]

  • Halunen Law - Is Your Country of Origin a Bad Word at Work?Is Your Country of Origin a Bad Word at Work?January 12, 2018 - 4:40 pm

    On January 11, it was reported that President Donald Trump, during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House, where he rejected a bipartisan deal on a program affecting immigration to the United States, referred to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries” and reportedly went on to state that the […]

  • Halunen Law - Unequal Power, Unequal PainSexual Harassment: Unequal Power. Unequal Pain.December 12, 2017 - 5:31 pm

    I vividly remember about a year ago when the sex tape of Donald Trump was released and the world began discussing whether or not the conduct was sufficiently egregious to sink his run for the presidency.The news media covered the story for weeks, with journalists and pundits opining on the propriety of the underlying conduct- […]

  • Alcoholism and Drug Addiction as a DisabilityOctober 24, 2017 - 3:47 pm

    The current opioid epidemic afflicting our nation brings up complex issues regarding drug or alcohol addiction, employee rights, and what constitutes a disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) and the Minnesota Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) generally protect employees with alcoholism or drug addiction (as disabled) if the employees can perform the essential […]