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Jozwiak Presents on Bullying; Wanta Leads Panel on Consumer Law

Mar 07, 2019

March 7, 2019 – Firm partners Chris Jozwiak and Shawn Wanta presented at separate CLEs to legal practitioners on key issues in employment law and consumer law respectively. On February 21st, Shawn Wanta lead a panel of consumer litigators to discuss the basics of consumer law. In their presentation, Shawn and the other panelists covered topics such as the Telephone Consumer Protections Act (TCPA), the Fair Dept Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). The group also touched on commonly litigated claims, common traps to avoid, and liability for noncompliance.

On February 25th, Chris joined panelists Sheila Engelmeier, Jessica Roe and Commissioner Rebecca Lucero of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights to discuss bullying in the workplace. It's not always clear what behavior should earn someone the label of workplace bully, but there’s undeniable consensus that bullies wreak havoc in the workplace. Chris and other panelists discussed the state of the law, practical advice for handling bullying cases, and what’s on the horizon legislatively in Minnesota and elsewhere.

Chris Jozwiak is a founding partner of Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP and frequently presents on matters concerning employment harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Chris is an MSBA certified employment law specialist, chair of the MSBA’s Labor & Employment Law Specialist Certification Board and past chair of the section’s Governing Council. He has repeatedly been named to the lists of Minnesota Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers in America© and has been named a Minnesota Top 100 Super Lawyer.

Shawn Wanta is a founding partner of Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP and presents on topics concerning both consumer law and employment law. Shawn leads the firm’s class and complex litigation practice group and has consistently been named a Rising Star in class actions/mass torts by his peers. Shawn serves on MSBA’s Consumer Litigation Section Council and is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is committed to protecting the rights of employees and consumers in Minnesota and nationwide. Contact Chris, Shawn or any of our attorneys by clicking here.