Firm News

Baillon, Thome and Jozwiak Present at 2017 Employment Law Institute

May 25, 2017 - The Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute is the preeminent conference for employment lawyers and human resource professionals. Frances Baillon, Joni Thome and Chris Jozwiak joined other leaders in employment law to discuss some of the most important legal issues confronting practitioners and their clients.

Thome Presents at Workers' Compensation Institute

May 2, 2017 – Firm partner Joni Thome took part in a panel discussion at the Minnesota CLE’s Workers’ Compensation Institute to discuss the employment law claims practitioners should look for in their practice. Joni joined workers’ compensation attorney and expert Tom Atkinson to share their experiences in jointly representing clients who have both workers’ compensation and employment-related claims.

Jozwiak Co-Authors The Complete Employment Lawyer

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.

Jozwiak Presents on Employment Mediations

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.

Adam Gillette Joins BTJW’s Employment Law Team

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.

Jozwiak Presents on False Claims Act

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.

Baillon to Present at MSBA Seminar

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.

Frances Baillon Named to Best Lawyers 2017 List

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.

Thome, Massie to Present on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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.

Hans Lodge Joins BTJW Class Action Practice

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.

Jozwiak Presents on Workplace Bullying

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.

BTJW is Honored to Sponsor 2016 OutFront Minnesota Gala

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.