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Briggs and Morgan’s team of employment law counselors provide clientele with practical tools and guidance for handling a wide spectrum of employee issues while helping to establish sound policies and practices consistent with applicable laws. We represent clients of all sizes before various local, state and federal administrative agencies and tribunals.

At Briggs, our attorneys offer advice on employee discipline and discharge; prepare and review employee handbooks and policy manuals; draft or evaluate preexisting employment contract and separation agreements; and provide additional day-to-day assistance and advice. In addition, our labor and employment attorneys offer advice regarding affirmative action and federal compliance requirements.

We also handle matters relating to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, wage and hour law, health and safety, non-compete covenants, commission agreements, leave of absence requirements and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), personnel practices audits, sexual harassment investigations, and workforce reductions.

Employee Training Opportunities

More than ever, it is essential to investigate complaints of workplace misconduct and train managers and workforce about preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace. Briggs' Employment attorneys offer a menu of investigation and training options tailored to fit every organization's needs and budget. For more information, click here.

Briggs also offers clients informative training sessions on various workplace issues that educate supervisor and employee groups on the nature of existing law, individual rights and the rights of employers. Topics include interviewing techniques, drug and alcohol testing, sexual harassment, discrimination, supervisory training, discipline and discharge, health and wellness, union awareness, litigation prevention, and management.

Representative Matters

  • Defense of a retaliatory discharge claim filed in Wisconsin with, and dismissed by, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Defense of national company in dismissal of EEOC charge filed in Minnesota alleging race, national origin, and age discrimination.
  • Defense of private-held Minnesota bank in dismissal of EEOC charge of age and sex discrimination.
  • Dismissal of charge of alleged disability discrimination filed in Wisconsin by former employee of a regional airline.
  • Dismissal of EEOC charge filed in Georgia against national private transportation carrier alleging race discrimination brought by former driver.
  • Dismissal of EEOC charge of disability, age and race discrimination filed in Minnesota against a national company.
  • Dismissal of Minnesota OSHA complaint filed against a regional media company alleging retaliatory discharge.
  • Dismissal of OSHA retaliatory discharge claim filed in Wisconsin against national company.
  • Regularly successfully negotiate the terms of voluntary resignation and separation agreements.
  • Representation of a large Minnesota church in resolving a dispute with two lead pastors and negotiating the terms of their resignation.
  • Representation of executive in negotiating the terms of his employment agreement, including severance and restrictive covenant provisions, and subsequent amendment to that agreement.
  • Representation of national hair salon franchisor in obtaining dismissal of alleged discrimination claims filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
  • Representation of regional airline in dismissal of an EEOC charge filed in Arizona alleging age and disability discrimination.
  • Representation of regional bank in resolving threatened lawsuit by former teller alleging disability discrimination.
  • Resolve an AIR21 OSHA complaint filed in Colorado by a former employee against a regional airline.
  • Resolve threatened lawsuit by former manager against a regional bank alleging sex and pregnancy discrimination and workplace harassment.

Our blog, Minnesota Employer, is intended to provide practical employment law information concerning federal and state employment laws for Minnesota employers. Posts discuss employment issues, litigation, legislation and other matters that have an impact on employers.