Firm News

Baillon Presents on Employment Settlement Agreements

October 13, 2017 – Firm partner Frances Baillon helped lead a panel discussion to the MDLA on settlement negotiations and drafting an effective employment settlement agreement. The presentation included a discussion about the importance of a settlement term sheet, which claims can and cannot be released, and the value of clarity and simplicity in the final agreement.

Jozwiak Presents on Drafting Effective Settlement Agreements

October 10, 2017 - Firm partner Chris Jozwiak took part in a panel discussion to the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association on the effective drafting of employment settlement agreements. Chris joined attorney Sarah Bushnell to share their experience and discuss how both parties in an employment law dispute can benefit from a simplified and concise settlement agreement.

BTJW is Proud to Support Cancer Legal Care

September 14, 2017 – Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is honored to support the great work of Cancer Legal Care and sponsor its 10th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

Baillon, Jozwiak & Thome Named to Best Lawyers 2018 List

August 29, 2017 – Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is proud to announce that firm partners Frances Baillon, Chris Jozwiak and Joni Thome have been named to the list of Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in employment law. They have collectively litigated and settled hundreds of cases for employees across a diverse range of employment issues, including sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, discrimination and reprisal.

Thome Cited in Strib Regarding Workers Fired for Wearing Nazi Apparel

August 18, 2017 - Firm partner Joni Thome was cited in yesterday's Star Tribune article concerning two employees who were fired for wearing Nazi uniforms. “In Minnesota…employees can be terminated for a good reason, a bad reason or no reason at all, just so long as it's not an illegal reason.” Here, the employees have little recourse to contest their terminations.

Wanta Interviewed on WI Company Offering Microchipping to Employees

August 3, 2017 – This week, firm partner Shawn Wanta was interviewed about the recent decision by Wisconsin tech company Three Square Marketing to begin embedding radio-frequency identification (RFID) microchips into its employees. While touted as a security measure for the company and a convenience to employees, the move raises questions about employee privacy.

Baillon Presents on Workplace Bullying

July 27, 2017 – Firm partner Frances Baillon joined a panel of employment law leaders and practitioners to examine workplace bullying. The discussion included an in-depth look at the state of the law, practical advice for handling bullying cases and a look at what’s on the horizon legislatively in Minnesota and elsewhere.

Massie Authors Article on Hostile Work Environment

July 24, 2017 – Firm attorney Dustin Massie was published in the July 2017 issue of the Hennepin Lawyer, the official publication of the Hennepin County Bar Association. His article, “When a Hostile Work Environment Becomes Legally Actionable,” examines the landscape of employee rights relating to unlawful workplace harassment.

Jozwiak Co-Authors Article on Drafting Effective Settlement Agreements

July 10, 2017 - Firm partner Chris Jozwiak co-authored an article that was published in the July 2017 issue of Bench & Bar of Minnesota, the official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Titled “Effective Drafting for Employment Settlement Agreements,” the feature examines how both parties in an employment law dispute can benefit from a simplified and concise settlement agreement.

Six BTJW Attorneys Named 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 6, 2017 – This week, Super Lawyers announced that six Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP attorneys were named to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Frances Baillon, Joni Thome and Chris Jozwiak were recognized again as Super Lawyers for their work on behalf of employees in employment ligitation. Dustin Massie and Matt Nolan were named Rising Stars in employment litigation-plaintiffs. Shawn Wanta was named again as a Rising Star in class actions.

Wanta Joins MSBA Consumer Litigation Section Governing Council

June 13, 2017 – Firm partner Shawn Wanta was elected to the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Consumer Litigation Section Governing Council. Shawn is a founding partner of Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP and leads the firm’s consumer litigation and class action practice groups. His three-year term on the Council begins July 1, 2017.

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