Commitment We have a passionate and principled tradition of fighting for employment rights.
Drive We are dedicated advocates of employment rights for all employees.
Experience We have repeatedly obtained significant recoveries for our clients.
Strength Our lawyers have the energy, skill, and resources to take on the largest corporations.
 
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

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.

EEOC Reports Increased Sex Harassment Charges, Lawsuits in FY 2018

October 11, 2018 – Last week, the EEOC released its preliminary findings on sexual harassment claims for fiscal year 2018, reporting a 12% jump in charges filed with the agency compared with 2017, as well as a staggering 50% increase in lawsuits filed on behalf of employees by the agency.

BTJW is Honored to Support Cancer Legal Care

September 27, 2018 – Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is proud to support the great work of Cancer Legal Care and sponsor its 2018 Legal Care Affair. This fundraiser is the largest fundraising event for CLC with proceeds going directly to the legal programs and services CLC provides to Minnesotans affected by cancer.

Class Actions

Pest Control Independent Contractor Investigation

We are seeking to speak with individuals who are considered pest control independent contractors for pest control companies. It is our understanding that these individuals may in fact be employees, not “independent contractors” and, therefore, misclassified under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Wanta Authors Law Review Article on Class Action Fees

May 1, 2018 – Last month, firm partner Shawn Wanta was published in the Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s Law Review. In his article, “How Do Lawyers Get Paid by a Class of Plaintiffs When There is No Fee Shifting Statute?,” Wanta examined how courts are given broad discretion under FRCP Rule 23(h) to determine reasonable attorney fee awards in class action litigation.

Firm News

Wanta Interviewed by KARE 11 News on Legality of Political Texts

October 26, 2018 – This week, firm partner Shawn Wanta was interviewed by KARE 11 News on the legality of political text messages. In general, campaigns may send text messages, but they must adhere to the legal requirements outlined in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Baillon Presents in Nashville on Mediation, Sexual Orientation Discrimination

October 25, 2018 – Last week, firm partner Frances Baillon traveled to Nashville to present at the Fourth Annual Professional Skills Program held at Lipscomb University. Frances joined legal experts from across the country to discuss a variety of legal topics focused on mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution.