Craig W. Trepanier Seminars:

  • “You’re Hired! Anatomy of an Employment Agreement,” at Vital Business Contracts – Practical Approaches to Commonly Used Forms and Contracts, Minnesota CLE, December 8, 2016
  • “Trade Secrets – What Should You Know? What Should You Do?” Hennepin County Bar Association, November 1, 2016
  • You’re Hired! – Anatomy of an Employment Agreement,” Business Law Institute, Minnesota CLE, May 2, 2016
  • “Clearing the Way to a Happier Practice: What’s Standing in Your Way, and What You Can Do,” MSBA Solo and Small Firm Section (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 27, 2015)
  • “Protect Your Business Clients’ Customer Relationships and Confidential Information,” MoreLaw CLE (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 13, 2015)
  • “Protecting Your Corporate Assets in the Digital Age,” Minnesota Safety & Health Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 6, 2015)
  • “Minnesota Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Minnesota Safety & Health Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 5, 2015)
  • “How to Protect Your Corporate Assets in the Digital Age through Non-Compete Agreements, Company Policies, and Effective Enforcement Strategies,” Business Law Series: Advancing and Protecting Your Business CLE Webinar (Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 14, 2014)
  • “Motor Carrier Liability for Trucking Accidents: Avoiding Negligent Entrustment Claims,” Minnesota Safety & Health Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 8, 2014)
  • “Working as (or Hiring) a Freelance Attorney” at 2014 Starting Your Own Solo or Small Firm, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 19, 2014)
  • “Independent Contractors v. Employees” at Employment Law 60: The 60 Cases Every Employment Lawyer Must Know Inside and Out, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 21, 2014)
  • “Motor Carrier Liability for Trucking Accidents:  Avoiding Negligent Entrustment Claims,” Minnesota Safety & Loss Control Conference (Eden Prairie, Minnesota, October 2, 2013)
  • “Negligent Entrustment – The Hidden Fleet,” Minnesota Safety Council (St. Paul, Minnesota, May 16, 2013)
  • “Understanding Minnesota Sales Representatives Laws,” Minnesota State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section (Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 31, 2012)
  • “Understanding Minnesota Sales Representatives Laws,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 31, 2011)
  • “An Overview of Minnesota Laws Covering Sales Representatives,” Minnesota Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – Plumbing Heating Cooling Manufacturer’s Reps Club (Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, February 11, 2011)
  • “Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” The Christensen Group (Minnetonka, Minnesota, June 10, 2010)
  • “Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 24, 2010)
  • “Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Ridgeview Business Health – Business Health Institute (Chanhassen, Minnesota, May 19, 2009)
  • “Non-Compete Agreements: Can They Be Assigned?” Hennepin County Bar Association Section Meeting (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009)
  • “Top Ten Employer Mistakes:  How to Avoid Them and Stay Out of Court,” Boys & Girls Clubs of America (Destin, Florida, February 2, 2006)
  • “Employment Law Horror Stories,” Minnesota Construction Management Association (St. Louis Park, Minnesota, June 17, 2003)
  • “Motor Carrier Liability: Avoiding Negligent Entrustment Claims,” Minnesota Safety Council (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 7, 2003)
  • “Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Minnesota Alcohol Traffic Safety Administration (MATSA) (St. Cloud, Minnesota, April 24, 2003)
  • “Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Ridgeview Business Health (Chaska, Minnesota, December 11, 2002)
  • “Avoiding Million Dollar Employment Mistakes,” Human Resource Managers of Cultural Organizations (Plymouth, Minnesota, January 11, 2001)
  • “Drug & Alcohol Testing: What Every Occupational Health Nurse Should Know,” Minnesota Association of Occupational Health Nurses (Minnetonka, Minnesota, January 9, 2001)
  • “Applying Leave Policies in Light of the ADA, FMLA, and FLSA,” Human Resource Managers of Cultural Organizations (Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 14, 2000)
  • “Untangling the ADA, MHRA, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation and Drug and Alcohol Testing Issues,” Minnesota Safety Council (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 10, 2000)
  • “Avoiding Million Dollar Mistakes,” Employment Law Update 2000: Guiding Employers Through the New Millennium (Bloomington, Minnesota, February 17, 2000)
  • “Legal Implications of Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” North Dakota Safety Council (Fargo, North Dakota, February 10, 2000)
  • “Legal Implications of Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Minnesota Safety Council and Fairview-University Hospital (Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 11, 1999)
  • “Legal Implications of Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Minnesota Safety Council (Wyoming, Minnesota, November 10, 1999)
  • “Legal Implications of Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” South Dakota Safety Council (Sioux Falls, South Dakota October 12, 1999)
  • “Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Medford Area Safety Council (Medford, Wisconsin, September 21, 1999)
  • “The New Definition of Disability After the October, 1998 Term,” WestGroup In-House Continuing Legal Education Program (Eagan, Minnesota, August 2 and 18, 1999)
  • “Untangling the ADA, FMLA, and Drug and Alcohol Testing Issues in the Workplace,” Minnesota Safety Council (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 8, 1999)
  • “Electronic Ethics: Professional Responsibility, Confidentiality, and the Attorney-Client Privilege,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (March 25, 1999, Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • “Post-Accident Drug and Alcohol Testing: What Happened to Sample B?,” Trucking Industry Defense Association (Memphis, Tennessee, October 16, 1998)
  • “Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Minnesota Department of Economic Security, Job Service Employer Committee, Fall Conference (Duluth, Minnesota, October 8-9, 1998)
  • “Drug and Alcohol Testing and the Law,” Public Risk Management Association (Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 10, 1998)
  • “Supervisor Liability for Safety and Health Risks,” Minnesota Safety Council, Spring Safety and Health Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 8, 1998)
  • “Untangling the ADA, MHRA, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation, and Drug and Alcohol Testing Issues,” Minnesota Safety Council, Spring Safety and Health Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 8, 1998)
  • “Drug and Alcohol Testing,” Public Risk Management Association (San Diego, California, February 24, 1998)
  • “Employee Handbooks: Why Have One?” Allied Charities of Minnesota (Rochester, Minnesota, November 21-22, 1997)
  • “Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Ridgeview Business Health Services (Chanhassen, Minnesota, November 18, 1997)
  • “Motor Carrier Liability: Avoiding Negligent Entrustment Claims,” Minnesota Safety Council (St. Paul, Minnesota, October 29, 1997)
  • “Update on Drug and Alcohol Testing for Motor Carriers,” Southern Motor Carriers (Atlanta, Georgia, October 27, 1997)
  • “Top Ten Employer Mistakes: How to Avoid Employment Litigation,” Minnesota Construction Management Association (Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 22, 1997)
  • “Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Allina Medical Systems and Minnesota Chamber of Commerce (Minneapolis, October 16, 1997)
  • “Top Ten Employer Mistakes: How to Avoid Employment Litigation,”Minnesota Transport Services Association, 1997 Annual Convention (Roseville, Minnesota, September 19, 1997)
  • “Substance Abuse in the Workplace,” American Public Works Association, 1997 National Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 16, 1997)
  • “Workplace Violence: The Problem, Sources of Employer Liability, and Suggestions for Management,” American Public Works Association, 1997 National Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 16, 1997)
  • “Drugs in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights as an Employer,” Minnesota Department of Economic Security, Fourth Annual Minnesota Employer Conference (St. Paul, Minnesota, September 5, 1997 with simultaneous video conference to Blue Earth, Brainerd, Duluth, and Rochester, Minnesota)
  • “Untangling the Intellectual Property Rights of Employers, Employees, Inventors, and Independent Contractors,” Minnesota Project Innovation (Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18, 1997)
  • “Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Minnesota Safety Council (St. Paul, Minnesota, June 10, 1997)
  • “An Explanation of Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Family & Medical Leave Act,” The Araz Group (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 28, 1997)
  • “Reducing 5% of Your Payroll Costs Through a Drug and Alcohol Testing Program,” Minnesota Department of Economic Security, Fourth Annual Minnesota Employer Conference (St. Paul, Minnesota, September 5, 1997) (with simultaneous video conference to Blue Earth, Brainerd, Duluth, and Rochester, Minnesota)
  • “Employee Drug Testing,” Medical Educational Services, Inc. (Minnetonka, Minnesota, June 19, 1997)
  • “How to Draft a Policy for Your Employee Handbook,” Medical Educational Services, Inc. (Minnetonka, Minnesota, June 19, 1997)
  • “Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Minnesota Safety Council (St. Paul, Minnesota, June 10, 1997)
  • “Dealing With Employees With Substance Abuse Problems: An Explanation of Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Family & Medical Leave Act” The Araz Group (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 28, 1997)
  • “Hot Topics Regarding Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Minnesota Safety Council, Spring Safety and Health Conference (St. Paul, Minnesota, May 6, 1997)
  • “Untangling the ADA, MHRA, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation, and Drug and Alcohol Testing Issues,” Minnesota Safety Council, Spring Safety and Health Conference (St. Paul, Minnesota, May 6, 1997)
  • “Supervisor Liability for Safety and Health Risks,” Minnesota Safety Council, Spring Safety and Health Conference (St. Paul, Minnesota, May 7, 1997)
  • “Breakfast With the Experts: Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Minnesota Safety Council, Fairview Northland Clinics, and Chisago Health Services (North Branch, Minnesota, April 23, 1997) (Elk River, Minnesota, April 17, 1997) (St. Paul, Minnesota, April 8, 1997)
  • “Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Minnesota Workforce Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 22, 1997)
  • “An Ounce of Prevention Beats a Pound of Cure – How to Prevent Employment Problems in Your Gambling Organization,” Allied Charities of Minnesota (Duluth, Minnesota, November 22-23, 1996)
  • “Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace,” Minnesota Safety Council (St. Paul, Minnesota, November 12-13, 1996)
  • “Drugs in the Workplace and Your Rights,” Minnesota Department of Economic Security, Third Annual Minnesota Employer Conference (St. Paul, Minnesota, October 8, 1996)
  • “What Association Executives Need to Know About Drug and Alcohol Use in the Workplace,” Minnesota Society of Association Executives (St. Paul, Minnesota, September 17, 1996)
  • “Contracts of Transportation in the Deregulated Industry,” Minnesota Transport Services Association, 1996 Annual Convention (Roseville, Minnesota, September 12, 1996)
  • “Complying With New Federal Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations,” Minnesota Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Association (St. Louis Park, Minnesota, March 27, 1996)
  • “Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing,” Eighth Annual Popham Haik Labor and Employment Law Seminar (Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 19, 1995) (Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 5, 1995)
  • “To Test or Not to Test: Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing,” Minnesota Transport Services Association, 1995 Annual Convention (Roseville, Minnesota, September 16, 1995)
  • “Bonuses, Partial Days Off, and Other Hot Wage and Hour Topics,” Seventh Annual Popham Haik Labor and Employment Law Seminar (Bloomington, Minnesota, September 21, 1994) (Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 17, 1994)