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

Paid Sick Leave in Minnesota: Are You Covered?

June 13, 2019 – While paid sick leave is not a federal requirement, many U.S. states and cities have begun enacting laws requiring employers to provide paid sick and safe leave. Three of Minnesota’s largest cities—Minneapolis, St. Paul, and, soon, Duluth—have begun implementing new ordinances requiring covered employers to offer either paid or unpaid sick leave to eligible employees.

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.

Class Actions

Victory for Flowers Foods Distributors in Vermont and New England States

May 21, 2019 – Last week, a Vermont federal court granted class certification for distributors of Flowers Foods, CK Sales, and Lepage Bakeries in Vermont and several New England states. This is fourth straight class certification win for distributor-drivers represented by Baillon Thome Jozwiak and Wanta LLP, who serve as Lead Class Counsel.

Flowers Foods Distributors Win in PA, MD and NJ

May 9, 2019 – More victories for Flowers Foods distributors. Yesterday, a federal judge granted class certification for distributors of bakery products for Flowers Foods in their ongoing wage and hour case against the company. This is the third straight class certification win for distributor-drivers in lawsuits in states across the country.

Firm News

Baillon, Jozwiak & Thome Named to 2020 Best Lawyers List

August 15, 2019 – Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is pleased to announce that firm partners Frances Baillon, Chris Jozwiak and Joni Thome have been named to the 2020 list of Best Lawyers in America©. Frances Baillon was selected for Employment Law, Individuals; Joni Thome was selected for Litigation in Labor and Employment Law; and Chris Jozwiak was selected for both the Employment Law, Individuals, and the Litigation in Labor and Employment Law categories.

Joni Thome Featured in 2019 Super Lawyers Magazine

July 16, 2019 – Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is proud to announce that partner Joni Thome was featured in Minnesota's 2019 Super Lawyers magazine. Joni has been a vanguard in employee rights for nearly 27 years. The article highlights how her life and work experiences impacted her decision to go to law school and become a leading voice for those facing workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Congratulations to Eight BTJW Attorneys Named to the 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Three Named to Top Lists

July 9, 2019 – This week, Super Lawyers announced that eight Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP attorneys were named to the lists of 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. This marks the highest number of the firm’s attorneys receiving these recognitions. In addition, the firm is pleased to announce that Frances Baillon and Chris Jozwiak were named to the list of Top 100 Super Lawyers and that Frances and Joni Thome were named among the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers.