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Commitment We have a passionate and principled tradition of fighting for employment rights.
Experience We have repeatedly obtained significant recoveries for our clients.
 
We are an employment and consumer protection law firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recognized for our expertise and results, our consumer and employment attorneys are specialists, Super Lawyers and leaders in the legal community. We are dedicated advocates and work tirelessly to secure justice and striking outcomes for our clients.
 

Employment Law

Qui Tam Whistleblower: Is your employer defrauding the government?

January 10, 2019 – Each year, the United States recovers billions of dollars lost to fraud and false claims made against the federal government. These recoveries are made possible in large part because of qui tam whistleblowers—employees and private citizens who make the report and expose the fraud.

401(k) Fees Too High? Your Employer May Not Be Doing Its Due Diligence

November 9, 2018 – For many of us, employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plans are the cornerstone of our financial security in retirement. However, excessive fees can eat into our hard-earned savings and leave us questioning whether our employer is managing the plan properly and operating in our best interest.

Class Actions

Settlement Reached in Johnson, et. al v. Thomson Reuters d/b/a FindLaw

March 29, 2019 - The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has approved a collective action settlement between Thomson Reuters d/b/a FindLaw and its FindLaw Account Managers. After months of negotiation, FindLaw agreed to pay a settlement of $225,000.00 to current and former FindLaw Account Managers who claimed the company misclassified them as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP served as Plaintiffs’ and class counsel.

Moriarity Wins for Union Members on Motion to Dismiss

March 14, 2019 – Last week, firm partner Scott Moriarity scored a victory on behalf of union members in Nagel v. United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 653. These workers are seeking to hold their union liable following the loss of their early retirement benefits.  

Firm News

Jozwiak Joins Minnesota Legal Aid Board of Directors

April 1, 2019 - Firm partner Christopher Jozwiak was recently elected to the Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Board of Directors. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, or MMLM, is a non-profit organization that provides legal representation and counseling to low-income individuals, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable citizens. With 69 attorneys speaking over 17 different languages, MMLM advocates for the legal rights of disadvantaged people in the community. MMLM hosts many fundraising initiatives in the community through The Fund for Legal Aid to generate support for their services.

Jozwiak Presents on Bullying; Wanta Leads Panel on Consumer Law

March 7, 2019 – Firm partners Chris Jozwiak and Shawn Wanta presented at separate CLEs on key issues in employment law and consumer law respectively. Shawn's panel discussed the TCPA, FCRA and other commonly litigated consumer claims and traps to avoid. Chris and fellow panelists discussed bullying in the workplace.