April 20, 2017 - Chris Jozwiak was again published in the updated second edition of The Complete Employment Lawyer’s Quick Answer Book, a comprehensive reference guide for employment lawyers. Chris’s chapter in the book, “Employment Conditions,” explores a range of issues that arise in the everyday workplace, including drug and alcohol testing, the various employee leaves available under Minnesota and federal law, privacy rights, paycheck deductions, and other related employment laws.
April 14, 2017 - Firm partner Chris Jozwiak took part in a panel discussion on the topic of employment law mediations in a Minnesota CLE seminar entitled, “Mediating the Challenging Employment Law Matter and Tips to be Effective.” Chris joined a panel of employment law experts, including Martin B. Ho of Stingley & Ho, P.L.L.P. and Kate Mrkonich Wilson of Littler Mendelson P.C., to discuss the difficult situations that can often arise during employment law mediations.
March 30, 2017 - Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP proudly welcomes Adam Gillette to our employment litigation team. Adam is a powerhouse of employment law knowledge and experience. He has litigated more than 100 cases involving employment discrimination and retaliation and was selected by his peers to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list from 2007 to 2013 and as a Super Lawyer from 2014 to 2016.
March 20, 2017 – Firm partner Chris Jozwiak took part in a panel presentation to the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association on the False Claims Act. Chris joined a distinguished panel that included Chad Blumenfield, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota, to discuss litigation strategies and new and emerging trends in False Claims Act litigation.
February 24, 2017 – Firm partner Frances Baillon will be presenting to the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Section on “Growing Your Practice.” Frances joins Sheila Engelmeier of Engelmeier & Umanah PA to discuss strategies and tips on when and how to grow a law firm practice with staff, associates, and partners.
January 31, 2017 - Frances Baillon was named to the list of Best Lawyers® 2017 Employment Law - Individuals. Best Lawyers in America is among the oldest lawyer-rating publications in the United States and recently released its Best Lawyers list in the February 2017 issue of Minnesota Monthly magazine.
January 24, 2017 - Joni Thome and Dustin Massie are set to present on sexual orientation discrimination and recent developments in employment law at the upcoming Minnesota Lavender Bar Association’s (MLBA) conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Welcome to the team, Hans. Hans is a zealous advocate for the rights of consumers on our class action and consumer litigation teams. He joins Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP after gaining valuable experience representing consumers in a variety of industries including banking, credit, and debt collection.
Chris Jozwiak recently presented on the topic of workplace bullying in a Minnesota CLE seminar entitled, “The Bully – The Law and Where It’s Heading.” Chris joined a distinguished panel of employment lawyers to explore the problem of workplace bullying and ongoing efforts by litigators, the state legislature and local governments to address it.
Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is proud to sponsor the 2016 OutFront Minnesota Gala. This year’s Gala will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at The Machine Shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Gala is an important fundraising event for OutFront Minnesota with proceeds going to support the programs and services OutFront Minnesota provides to the state’s LGBTQ and allied communities.
Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is proud to be a sponsor of the 9th Annual Cancer Legal Line Fundraising Gala. This year’s Gala will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley, Minnesota.
Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta attorneys obtained an important victory for client Chad Dufrene in his discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against his former employer ConAgra Foods, Inc. In denying ConAgra’s Motion to Dismiss, Judge Wilhelmina Wright of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota concluded that Dufrene, who had previously filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, had standing to pursue his claims on behalf of the bankruptcy estate, thereby allowing his lawsuit against ConAgra to proceed.