Our firm has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, providing advice for both employers and employees. Our attorneys assist businesses in the hiring process of employees and executives and in negotiating and litigating employment contracts with non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, protection of intellectual property rights, and other restrictive covenants. Our attorneys assist individuals in negotiating employment contracts, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment, hostile work environment, whistleblower, non-compete agreements and wage and hour issues.
We have experience in wage and hour issues and workplace issues including drug testing in the workplace, health care plans, HIPPA and other workplace privacy issues, discrimination investigations and complaints, Employee Handbooks and employment policies. We represent clients before the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and in litigation in all state and federal courts concerning a wide range of employment related issues.
We help businesses establish and maintain welfare and retirement plans, including qualified pension and profit sharing arrangements, as well as non-qualified deferred compensation plans including change of control agreements with incentives for key executives and employees. Employers also call on us to provide assistance with layoffs, terminations, disciplinary actions, discrimination questions or claims, affirmative action plans and union organization campaigns. We advise and defend employers against workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation claims.
We emphasize the value of preventing personnel-related problems from occurring. Our attorneys alert employers to applicable laws and regulations and assist in compliance efforts. We also develop and deliver training on a variety of employment-related subjects.