Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. 8000 Flour Exchange Building 310 Fourth Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.455.0500
Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. 8000 Flour Exchange Building 310 Fourth Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.455.0500

Employment Law

Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. represents both employers and individuals in a broad range of labor and employment law matters.

Our executive employment law services are described here. For corporations, TMB regularly advises employers on:

  • hiring decisions
  • discipline and termination issues
  • layoffs and reductions-in-force (RIFs)
  • employment separation and severance agreements
  • employment contracts
  • non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
  • employee handbooks and policy development
  • human resources training
  • record-keeping and regulatory compliance
  • risk management and avoiding employment claims

In addition, TMB helps small and emerging businesses, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and public employers comply with a variety of state and federal laws regarding:

  • wages and hours
  • pre-employment screening, drug testing, and background checks
  • employment discrimination
  • sexual harassment and hostile work environment
  • reasonable accommodation
  • employee leaves of absence
  • sales representative regulations
  • plant closings
  • collective bargaining
  • labor relations

TMB routinely assists clients in drafting various personnel documents and agreements, including:

  • job applications
  • employee handbooks
  • employment agreements
  • non-compete and trade secrets agreements
  • executive compensation and commission plans
  • independent contractor and consulting agreements
  • sexual harassment policies
  • affirmative action plans
  • separation agreements and releases
  • reduction-in-force (RIF) plans

In addition to TMB’s counseling practice, we represent employers in the defense of administrative charges of discrimination, grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, and employment-related litigation. The lawyers of TMB have practiced before various state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including:

  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR)
  • Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (MDEED)
  • Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR)
  • National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

We would be pleased to assist in drafting your employment forms and agreements, providing advice on discipline and termination issues, or defending your company in a wrongful termination case.