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Employment Law

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.

NLRB Roles Back Contract Worker Protections

December 15, 2017 – Yesterday, the National Labor Retaliations Board overturned its 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015), concerning joint-employer liability. In a 3-2 decision, the NLRB overruled a standard that had made it easier for workers to hold companies liable for questionable independent contractor, subcontractor and temporary employment agency working arrangements.

Class Actions

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

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.”

Scott Moriarity Joins BTJW, Brings ERISA LTD Practice

March 8, 2018 – Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is proud to welcome Scott Moriarity to the firm. As partner, Scott joins the firm’s class and complex litigation practice group, bringing years of experience litigating employment and consumer disputes throughout Minnesota and the United States.

Gillette Presents at Workers’ Compensation Seminar

March 6, 2018 – Firm attorney Adam Gillette presented at the 2018 Workers’ Compensation Seminar hosted by the Minnesota Association for Justice. At the annual seminar, which was held on March 2nd, Adam discussed the employment law claims workers’ compensation practitioners should look for in their practice.