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Employment Law

Matthew Frank, Nichols Kaster PLLP
Apr 28, 2022

The POWER 30: Matthew Frank

"Employment cases are civil rights cases.” They involve discrimination, retaliation and harassment in the workplace.

Jenny Gassman-Pines, Greene Espel, PLLP
Apr 28, 2022

The POWER 30: Jenny Gassman-Pines

Representing employers is a way to create a law practice that is balanced between the human element of the profession and being a self-described “law nerd,” according to Minneapolis lawyer Jenny Gassman-Pines, of Greene Espel.

Christy Hall, Gender Justice
Apr 28, 2022

The POWER 30: Christy Hall

In 2020, the United States Supreme court said that LGBTQ employees are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act from sex discrimination. To many it was an unexpected and lauded decision.

Clayton Halunen, Halunen Law
Apr 28, 2022

The POWER 30: Clayton Halunen

Age discrimination, sometimes under the guise of COVID-19, is a trend, according to employment lawyer Clayton Halunen. He sees employers replacing boomer-aged employees with younger people.

Joseph Kelly, Kelly & Lemmons, P.A.
Apr 28, 2022

The POWER 30: Joseph Kelly

Veterans and police officers who lose their jobs or have other adverse consequences deserve the protections of the law and of due process, said attorney Joseph Kelly.

Melissa Muro LaMere, Maslon LLP
Apr 28, 2022

The POWER 30: Melissa Muro LaMere

Melissa Muro LaMere of Maslon, who represents clients in employment disputes and in business-to-business disputes, said that three issues marked the last year for her. The first, of course, is “all things COVID,” she said.

Margaret Luger-Nikolai, Education Minnesota
Apr 28, 2022

The POWER 30: Margaret Luger-Nikolai

Teachers have been working remotely and making countless accommodations to educate children during the pandemic, many becoming ill themselves.

J. Ashwin Madia, Madia Newville LLC
Apr 28, 2022

The POWER 30: J. Ashwin Madia

Minneapolis attorney J. Ashwin Madia has been out of the courtroom for two years and cannot wait to get back.

Nicholas May, Fabian May & Anderson, PLLP
Apr 28, 2022

The POWER 30: Nicholas May

There are a fair amount of executive employees moving around either because of a career move or a layoff, said Nicholas May of Fabian May & Anderson in Minneapolis.

Michael Moberg, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Apr 28, 2022

The POWER 30: Michael Moberg

Things are looking up for unions, according to Michael Moberg, a partner at Jackson Lewis, one of the largest labor and employment firms in the country.

William O’Brien, Miller O’Brien Jensen, P.A.
Apr 28, 2022

The POWER 30: William O’Brien

Good employers know that equity for protected classes is not just fashion, said Minneapolis attorney William O’Brien.

Penelope Phillips, Felhaber Larson
Apr 28, 2022

The POWER 30: Penelope Phillips

The complexity of the employment law field is aptly explained by the lists of practice areas on the Minneapolis firm of Felhaber Larson’s website.

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