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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

Target Settles Background Check Lawsuit

April 9, 2018 – Last Thursday, Target Corporation agree to settle a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of African American and Latino job applicants who sought employment with the company since 2006. The suit alleged that Target’s use of criminal background checks during the application process disproportionately impacted these job applicants nationwide.

Denied Long-Term Disability Benefits?

February 28, 2018 - If your employer provides private disability benefits, and you’ve suffered injuries or conditions outside the workplace that keep you from working, short and long-term disability benefits can be an important financial lifeline. However, insurance companies control these benefits and can make it challenging or impossible to get or keep them.

Hostile Workplace: When Does Harassment Become Unlawful?

January 25, 2018 – Nearly one-fifth of workers say they face a threatening or hostile workplace, according to a recent study by the Harvard Medical School, the University of California and the Rand Corporation. While state and federal employment laws protect employees from several forms of workplace harassment, not all comments or behaviors that are unwelcomed meet the legal definition of a hostile work environment.

Class Actions

Settlement Reached in Coyle v. Flowers Foods and Holsum Bakery

April 17, 2018 – After more than two years of hard-fought litigation, the parties have reached a settlement in the Arizona wage and hour class action lawsuit of Coyle v. Flowers Foods, Inc., and Holsum Bakery, Inc. This case is one of six independent contractor misclassification lawsuits filed against Flowers Food across the country.

Moran Transportation Corp. Dock Workers Win Conditional Class Cert

November 2, 2017 – This week, dock workers employed by Moran Transportation Corporation won conditional class certification in their wage and hour lawsuit against the company. Kackman v. Moran Transporation Corp. seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages for company dock workers employed in Minnesota and in other locations. Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP has been appointed conditional collective action counsel in this matter.

Firm News

Baillon, Thome and Wanta Present at Eighth Circuit NELA Conference

April 12, 2018 – Last week, firm partners Frances Baillon, Joni Thome and Shawn Wanta presented at the Eighth Circuit NELA Conference held in downtown Minneapolis. This two-day biennial conference brought together lawyers and professionals from Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska who represent employees and face common substantive issues to the practice of employment law in the Eighth Circuit.

Jozwiak Presents on Employment Law Essentials, Baillon Discusses Appellate Practice

March 15, 2018 – This week, firm partners Chris Jozwiak and Frances Baillon presented to legal practitioners on key issues in employment law. Chris presented to members of the Minnesota Association for Justice on the “Top 10 Things to Know about Employment Law.” Frances presented to members of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (MN-NELA) on “Appellate Practice in Employment Law Cases.”