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Briggs and Morgan’s team of trusted employment law litigators represent management in state  and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, as well as before federal, state, and local agencies. Our attorneys are experienced in handling a full spectrum of claims, including discrimination, wage and hour, employee benefit (ERISA), retaliation, whistleblowing, defamation, contract and tort actions. We also regularly enforce and defend claims regarding non-compete and confidentiality agreements, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition.

Our experience before tribunals and agencies includes the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Minnesota Human Rights Department, U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, [Office of Federal Contract Compliance,] Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services, the Railway Labor Act National Mediation Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Railway Labor Act Special Boards of Adjustment, and other state and local equal employment opportunity agencies nationwide.

We represent both private and public sector organizations, non-profits, privately held, and publicly traded entities. We are experienced in complex class actions and collective actions, as well as single plaintiff cases. Our attorneys partner with our clients to achieve their litigation goals in a cost-effective and professional manner.

Representative Matters

  • Collective wage and hour lawsuit alleging over $20,000,000 in unpaid overtime by loan officers who claimed they were improperly classified as exempt employees, and should have been classified as nonexempt and paid overtime.
  • Defended former regional manager and new employer in action by former employer seeking damages and injunctive relief relating to manager's noncompetition agreement.
  • Defense of a retaliatory discharge claim filed in Wisconsin with, and dismissed by, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Defense of private-held Minnesota bank in dismissal of EEOC charge of age and sex discrimination.
  • Dismissal of EEOC charge of disability, age and race discrimination filed in Minnesota against a national company.
  • Represented employer in responding to embezzlement by employee of over $1 million.

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.