Firm News

Dec 15, 2022

Baillon Presents CLE on Eighth Circuit Case Law Update

Yesterday, firm partner Frances Baillon co-presented a CLE titled “Eighth Circuit Case Law Update” with Phil Kitzer of Kitzer Rochel PLLP. In their presentation, Baillon and Kitzer discussed important developments in federal employment cases and how the outcomes of those cases impact Minnesota employment law practitioners.  

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Dec 05, 2022

Wanta Co-Authors Article on Newly Legal THC and MN Employment Laws

Firm partner Shawn Wanta co-authored an article with Susan Ellingstad of Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P that was published in the December 2022 issue of Bench & Bar of Minnesota, the official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association.  The article, titled “Something to chew on: How newly legal THC edibles interact with Minnesota employment laws”, explores Minnesota’s recent legalization of certain types and quantities of hemp-derived THC and what that means for employers in relation to the LCPA, DATWA, and other statutes.  

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Nov 03, 2022

Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP Named in 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"

Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is honored to be named in the 2023 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms". The firm was once again ranked in Tier 1 in Minneapolis in both the Employment Law–Individuals and Litigation–Labor & Employment categories.

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Aug 19, 2022

Thome Presents on Remote Workplaces; Published in Guidebook

Last week, Joni Thome co-presented at an all-day seminar hosted by the 2022 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute. The seminar, titled “A Practical Guide to Remote and Hybrid Workplaces”, featured presentations on remote and hybrid workplace plans from experienced employment attorneys.

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Aug 18, 2022

Six Firm Attorneys Listed in the 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™

Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is proud to announce that six firm attorneys were listed in the 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™. Founding partners Frances Baillon, Chris Jozwiak, Joni Thome, and Shawn Wanta were once again all named in The Best Lawyers in America®. This distinction is given to only 5% of practicing lawyers in the United States. Jerri Adams Belcher and Michelle Gibbons were named to the 2023 edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™, a recognition given to attorneys early in their legal careers who exhibit outstanding professional excellence in their practice.

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Jul 20, 2022

Seven BTJW Attorneys Named to the 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Three Named to Top Lists

Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is proud to announce that seven firm attorneys were named to the lists of

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Jun 28, 2022

Happy Pride Month!

Pride began to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising. On June 28, 1969, New York City police officers raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar and safe haven for the gay community. Raids were commonplace at the time, as New York City made it illegal to serve alcohol to gay people and for gay people to dance with each other. That night, however, Stonewall patrons refused to cooperate and began to fight back. Three days of riots followed.

Firm News

Jun 20, 2022

Celebrating Juneteenth

The Emancipation Proclamation, which freed enslaved people in the United States, took effect on January 1, 1863. However, in states still under Confederate control, freedom for enslaved people would not come until later.