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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

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Representation of employers against claims of:

  • Race discrimination
  • Gender discrimination or sexual harassment
  • Age discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Defamation or slander
  • Denial of rights under FMLA
  • Illegal drug testing
  • Invasion of privacy

Representation of Executives in:

  • Negotiating Employment Agreements
  • Interpreting Non-Competition or Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Negotiating Severance or Separation Agreements

Employment Counseling on topics including:

  • Employee discipline issues
  • Terminations
  • Leave requests
  • Allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination
  • Policy and form implementation and revision
  • Accommodation of disabilities
  • Employee handbooks, policies and correspondence
  • Privacy and confidentiality issues

Defense of administrative charges filed with the EEOC, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, or similar administrative agencies

Prosecution or defense of business tort claims, including:

  • Breach of duty of loyalty or fiduciary duty
  • Oppression of minority shareholders
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets or confidential information
  • Breach of Contract

Training on employment law issues for managers and/or employees, including:

  • Preventing sexual harassment and discrimination
  • Workplace violence avoidance
  • Privacy in the workplace
  • Employment law compliance for front-line managers
  • Issues arising from the Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Conducting workplace investigations
  • Minimizing risks in employee terminations
  • Employee Handbook basics
  • Protecting confidential and proprietary information

Workplace Investigations into allegations of harassment, discrimination or retaliation.

Mediation of worplace disputes or lawsuits.