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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

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.

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.

Class Actions

Moriarity Wins for Union Members on Motion to Dismiss

March 14, 2019 – Last week, firm partner Scott Moriarity scored a victory on behalf of union members in Nagel v. United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 653. These workers are seeking to hold their union liable following the loss of their early retirement benefits.  

Flowers Foods Distributors in Maine Win Class Certification

February 8, 2019 – Last month, distributors of bakery products for Flowers Foods, Inc., and its Maine subsidiary LePage Bakeries, won class certification in their ongoing wage and hour case against the company. The decision affects more than 100 distributors in Maine and is one of several cases across the country in which distributor-drivers are challenging their misclassification as independent contractors.

Firm News

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.