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Jul 22, 2016

Thome Speaks at ACI Conference on Employment Discrimination Litigation

Joni Thome will speak at the American Conference Institute’s 8th Annual Forum on Employment Discrimination Litigation in Chicago, Illinois. She joins other experienced litigators from across the country in a panel discussion on new and innovative techniques used by plaintiffs’ attorneys in employment discrimination cases.

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Jul 07, 2016

BTJW Attorneys Named As 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers announced that five of our attorneys made the 2016 list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Joni Thome, Frances Baillon and Chris Jozwiak were recognized as 2016 Super Lawyers. Thome was also named one of Minnesota’s Top 100 Super Lawyers. Both Thome and Baillon were named Top 50 Women Super Lawyers. Shawn Wanta and Matt Nolan were recognized as 2016 Rising Stars.

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Jun 06, 2016

Baillon, Thome and Jozwiak Present at 2016 Employment Law Institute

Each year employment law attorneys and human resource professionals throughout the upper Midwest gather to discuss the latest issues in employment law. Recognized as one of the largest and best-attended conferences in the country, the Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute provides practitioners with the most up-to-date education, programming and resources across the employment law field. This year, Chris Jozwiak, Joni Thome and Frances Baillon were among the distinguished lecturers at the conference.

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Feb 01, 2016

Jozwiak Presents on The Complete Employment Lawyer

Chris Jozwiak will present on "Employment Conditions” at the upcoming MN CLE seminar The Complete Employment Lawyer. He will cover topics such as drug and alcohol testing in the workplace, the different employee leaves available under Minnesota and federal law, employment privacy rights and other related matters. Attendees will receive The Complete Employment Lawyer’s Quick Answer Book, a comprehensive reference guide with chapters authored by the presenters.

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Jan 10, 2016

Baillon Speaks at Minnesota NELA

Frances Baillon recently spoke at the Minnesota National Employment Lawyers Association Member Meeting “Law Office Management for the Plaintiffs’ Employment Lawyer,” along with John Klassen of John A. Klassen, PA and Steven Andrew Smith of Nichols Kaster, PLLP. The panel discussed the basic aspects and trends of law office management, including topics such as marketing strategies, the client intake process, and staff organization. The dialogue highlighted the importance that these everyday administrative tasks have in the efficiency of a cohesive and client-focused firm.  

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Jul 21, 2015

BTJW Attorneys Named 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

For their work in plaintiff’s employment law, attorneys Joni Thome, Frances Baillon and Chris Jozwiak have been recognized as Super Lawyers. This distinction is awarded to only 5% of practicing lawyers in the state of Minnesota. Super Lawyers also recognizes a small number (no more than 2.5% of Minnesota attorneys) of lawyers as Rising Stars. Attorneys Matthew Nolan and Shawn Wanta have been recognized as 2015 Rising Stars.

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Jun 12, 2015

BTJW Wins Sexual Harassment Jury Trial

Baillon Thome recently prevailed in a jury trial in the case of Terra Fields v. Strom Engineering Corporation. Ms. Fields alleged that a male supervisor at Strom fired her because she declined his sexual advances. The jury agreed and found that Ms. Fields was the victim of sexual harassment and awarded her damages for lost earnings and emotional distress. Significantly, the jury trebled her damages award, as allowed under the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

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May 24, 2015

Jozwiak and Thome Present at 2015 Employment Law Institute

Described as “The Nation’s Best Employment Law Conference,” the Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute is one of the largest employment law conferences in the nation. Attorneys Chris Jozwiak and Joni Thome were again honored to serve as faculty at this year’s event.