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.
Commitment We have a passionate and principled tradition of fighting for employment rights.
 
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

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.

Court Certifies ERISA Class Action Against Ivy League School

May 3, 2019 – Earlier this year, a federal judge in New York granted a motion to certify a class of current and former employees of Cornell University who are suing the university and its financial advisors for failing to properly manage their retirement plan in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Firm News

Proud to Support the Great Work of Cancer Legal Care

May 13, 2019 – Last week, Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP joined an esteemed group of law firms, businesses and individuals in support of the important work of Cancer Legal Car at its Legal Care Affair event. The firm has been honored to be a sponsor of this event the last several years.

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.