Drive We are dedicated advocates of employment rights for all employees.
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.
Experience We have repeatedly obtained significant recoveries for our clients.
 
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

Thome, Nelson Schaffer Present at 2019 ELI

May 28, 2019 – Last week, Joni Thome and Kaarin Nelson Schaffer presented at the 2019 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, the preeminent conference for employment lawyers and human resource professionals in the upper Midwest. Joni and Kaarin joined other leaders in employment law to discuss some of the most important legal issues confronting practitioners and their clients.

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.