Our employment attorneys avoid a one-size-fits all approach in employment litigation. Our lawyers understand that each case is unique, and that each client is unique. Our attorneys carefully analyze the facts of each case, asking the difficult questions that need to be asked when an employer’s compliance with state and federal employment laws has been questioned.
Meeting Your Objectives
From the initial meeting to the final resolution, our attorneys focus on identifying goals and achieving objectives. Our attorneys assist clients in understanding employment disputes that oftentimes span multiple forums, each with its own rules and requirements. For example, our attorneys provide legal counsel in unemployment benefits proceedings before the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (“DEED”), including unemployment appeal hearings. Our attorneys also assist clients with submissions to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (“MDHR”) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) where claims of discrimination have been made.
From the beginning, our attorneys offer competitive rates and provide litigation strategies to meet clients’ objectives, whether that means working towards a negotiated settlement or whether that means vindicating rights through extended litigation.
Our employment litigation attorneys have experience in the following areas:
- wrongful discharge
- wage and hour violations
- employee privacy
- trade secret protection
- violation of covenants not to compete
- wrongful hiring, firing, and retention issues
- workplace violence
- unemployment compensation
- collective bargaining
- Minnesota Government Data Practices Act
- whistleblower claims
- embezzlement and misappropriation of confidential information
- contract disputes
- unlawful discrimination claims, including:
- Title VII claims
- 42 U.S.C. 1981 claims
- Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) claims
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) claims
- Minnesota Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) claims
- Sexual harassment claims
- Public Accommodation claims
- Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) claims
Individual attorneys are licensed to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa state courts; the Federal District Courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin; the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court. The firm represents clients in claims filed with Administrative Agencies, such as the EEOC, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Minneapolis Commission on Human Rights, the St. Paul Department of Human Rights, the Department of Labor, NLRB and OSHA.
Utilizing the many alternatives to litigation, our attorneys are also experienced in all forms of mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.