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.