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Jun 19, 2020

Celebrating Juneteenth

Today we celebrate a critical Juneteenth in the history of this country. More people are learning about what this holiday means and why, as a nation, we have failed to properly commemorate and celebrate one our nation’s most important triumphs.

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Jun 04, 2020

Honoring George Floyd, This Moment in History and the Need for Change

George Floyd mattered; his life had value and today our community holds its memorial service to honor him. Over the past week, we, like many in greater Minneapolis-St. Paul and throughout the world, have felt deep sadness, anger and grief at the loss of yet another black life to a system of racism and inequality. Our hearts go out to George Floyd’s family and friends who both mourn and celebrate his life today. And we stand with our community that’s crying out for and demanding change.

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Mar 06, 2020

Are Political Text Messages Legal? Wanta Interviewed by USA Today

While the intimacy of one-on-one texting is effective in spreading a message, it is the same intimacy that leads to the feeling of overstepped boundaries and begs the question, are political text messages legal?

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Mar 04, 2020

Thome Quoted in City Pages on Retaliation Case Brought by Former Nurse Against Hospital

Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP partner Joni Thome was quoted in a City Pages article covering the story of a reprisal case against Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic. Thome represents Deidre Hruby in this case, the former director of nursing at the hospital who was terminated after nearly thirty years of employment.

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Feb 10, 2020

Another Trial Win for BTJW—Victory on Claims of Fraud and Breach of Contract Against Employer

February 10, 2020 – On February 7, 2020, Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP partner Scott Moriarity obtained a $117,000 jury verdict on behalf of an executive against his former employer A.W. Companies and two of its stakeholders. The former executive brought claims for fraud and breach of contract, asserting he was defrauded out of bonuses and that the company failed to pay consulting fees.

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Nov 25, 2019

Navarro and Baillon Present on Sexual Harassment at Mitchell Hamline

November 25, 2019 – Last week, Frances Baillon and Cassie Navarro presented on workplace conduct at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law Alumni CLE Series. Entitled, “Wait…That Happened at Work?: How Sexual Harassment and Inappropriate Workplace Become Actionable,” the CLE explored when and how employees cross the line from inappropriate to actionable under state and federal law.

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Oct 22, 2019

Baillon Joins Panel on Mediating Sexual Harassment Claims; Nelson Schaffer Presents on Employee Discipline & Discharge

October 22, 2019 – Over the next week, firm partners Frances Baillon and Kaarin Nelson Schaffer will present at separate CLEs on important issues in employment law. On October 25th, Frances Baillon joins an esteemed panel of practitioners at the 22nd Annual Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute. On October 28th, Kaarin Nelson Schaffer will present to employment litigators and HR professions at a conference on the “How-To’s” for investigating and addressing workplace performance and conduct.

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Oct 11, 2019

BTJW Trial Victory: Whistleblower Wins Against Dakota County

October 11, 2019 - A Dakota County jury returned a verdict in favor of a former Dakota County Jail employee, who was forced to resign after she reported an inappropriate relationship between a counselor and a patient. The verdict was read on October 10, 2019. The jury awarded the plaintiff, Brooke Johnson, over $200,000 in damages, including wage and benefit loss and emotional distress damages.