V. John Ella Seminars:

  • Bonus and Commission Plans – Careful Drafting Can Avoid Problems,” American Payroll Association, August 16, 2018
  • Advocacy Before the Board of Medical Practice, Board of Nursing, and Other Professional Licensing Boards,” Minnesota CLE Webinar,” July 24, 2018
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace – 12+ Traps for Employers,” Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May 28, 2108
  • Contracts: Anatomy of an Employment Agreement,” Minnesota CLE Webinar, April 17, 2018
  • Compliance with Local Employment Law Ordinances in 2018: Paid Sick Leave and More,” Hennepin County Bar Association – Corporate Counsel Section, January 18, 2018
  • What is an Employee’s Duty of Loyalty?,” Clearlaw Institute, October 18, 2017
  •  “DATWA Turns 30!,”, Hennepin County Bar Association, October 3, 2017
  • “Tough Employment Questions,” Minnesota CLE, September 13, 2017
  • “Drug and Alcohol Testing – Twelve Traps for Employers,” Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May 23, 2017
  • Tortious Interference – The Elastic Tort, Clearlaw Institute, February 28, 2017
  • “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
  • “Tortious Interference with Contracts, Business Relations and Economic Advantage: Proving and Defending Claims,” Strafford Webinars, November 8, 2016
  • “Trade Secrets – What Should You Know? What Should You Do?” Hennepin County Bar Association, November 1, 2016
  • “Protecting Data: General Requirements and Liability Exposure” at Data for Business Lawyers, Minnesota CLE, October 24, 2016
  • “The Law of Drug Testing in the Workplace – The Minnesota Model,” Annual Conference of Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), October 9, 2016
  • “States with Unique Drug Testing Laws: What You Need to Know to Avoid Liability,” Webinar with Hire Image June 15, 2016
  • “Changing Leave Laws Across the Country – Both State and Local,” Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May 23, 2016
  • “You’re Hired! – Anatomy of an Employment Agreement,” Business Law Institute, Minnesota CLE, May 2, 2016
  • “Data is the Edge, When are we Over the Legal Cliff?”, LEHRN HR Tech Expo, April 28, 2016
  • 2016 National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, Washington, DC, April 8, 2016.
  • “Mandatory Paid Sick Leave at Your Doorstep,” MRA – The Employer’s Association, April 14, 2016.
  • Panelist at PACON – People Analytics Conference on Big Data and Employment Law, March 24, 2016.
  • “Multi-State Payroll Compliance,” American Payroll Association – Northstar Chapter, Feb. 11, 2016
  • “Employee Monitoring and Workplace Privacy – What Should you Monitor, What Shouldn’t you Monitor,” Southern Minnesota Area Human Resources Association, Jan. 21, 2016
  • “Compliance for Multi-State Employers,” Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute (St. Paul, MN, May 2015)
  • “50 State Non-Competes,” Minnesota CLE, Business Law Institute (Minneapolis, MN, May 2015)
  • “Workplace Privacy – What Can Employers Say and Do? What Must Employers Avoid?,” Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute (St. Paul, MN, May 2014)
  • “Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace,” Employment Law Beyond the Basics, Sterling Education Services, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN, May 2014)
  • Association of Corporate Counsel National Webinar (March 2014)
  • “ADA Compliance – Getting it Right,” Minnesota CLE (December 2013)
  • “Non-Competes – One Size Does Not Fit All 50 States,”  Jackson Lewis Half Day Employment Law Seminar (October 16, 2013)
  • “Midwest Madness – Varying Enforcement in the 5-State Region,” Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St. Paul, MN, (May 21, 2013)
  • “Protecting your Organization: An Advanced Course on Handbook and Policy Drafting,” Des Moines, IA (May 16, 2013)
  • “Privacy and Other Workplace Issues”, Sterling CLE, Minneapolis, MN (May 8, 2013)
  • “Workplace Defamation and Tortious Interference,” Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute (May 22, 2012)
  • “12 Tips for 2012,” Iowa Breakfast Series, Des Moines, Iowa (April 19, 2012)
  • “March Madness – Minnesota Marital Status Claims,” Minnesota State Bar Association (March 21, 2012)
  • “Drafting Bonus and Commission Plans and Litigating Wage Claims in Minnesota,” Hennepin County Bar Association (February 7, 2012)
  • “Linked in or Left Out? – The Collision of Social Media and Employment Law,” Jackson Lewis Breakfast Series, Des Moines, Iowa (April 14, 2011) and Cedar Rapids, Iowa (October 27, 2011)
  • “Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute,” Eau Claire, Wisconsin (August 31, 2011)
  • “Midwest Madness – Employment Laws of Neighboring States,” Minnesota CLE – Midwest Employment Law Institute (May 23, 2011)
  • “Defamation and Tortious Interference Claims – Recent Developments” Hennepin County Bar Association (Feb. 1, 2011)
  • “Up in Smoke – Is Complying with Minnesota Drug Testing Laws a Pipe Dream?” Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Annual State Conference, Duluth, Minnesota (October 12, 2010)
  • “Legal Update for Recruiters,” U.S. Recruiting Network, National Conference (October 1, 2010)
  • “Linked in or Left Out? – The Collision of Social Media and Employment Law,” Jackson Lewis Breakfast Series (September 23, 2010)
  • “The Minneapolis EEOC Area Office – an Update on What is New at the EEOC Locally,” Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute (May 24, 2010)
  • “ERISA Litigation Update,” Hennepin County Bar Association (October 6, 2009)
  • “Midwest Madness – Highlights of Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute,” Minnesota CLE (August 19, 2009)
  • “Midwest Madness – Employment Laws of Neighboring States,” Minnesota CLE – Midwest Employment Law Institute (May 30, 2009)
  • “Common Law Fraud,” Minnesota CLE (May 1, 2009)
  • “Top Evidentiary Issues in Employment Law Litigation,” Hennepin County Bar Association, Section on Labor & Employment Law (December 2, 2008)
  • “Filing and Responding to Charges: Agency Insights and Hot Topics,” Minnesota CLE – Midwest Employment Law Institute (May 30, 2008)
  • “Employment Practices Liability Insurance: What Every Employment Lawyer Needs to Know,” Minnesota CLE (May 21, 2008)
  • “Blogging and Employment Law,” Minnesota CLE (April 15, 2008)
  • “DATWA Turns Twenty – A Look Back at Minnesota’s Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act Twenty Years After Enactment,” Hennepin County Bar Association, Section on Labor & Employment Law (September 18, 2007)
  • “Age Discrimination Update,” Minnesota CLE – Midwest Employment Law Institute (May 30, 2007)
  • “Common Law Fraud,” Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices Regulation in Minnesota, Minnesota CLE (May 9, 2007)
  • Planning Committee Member and Speaker on “Special Issues Involving Executives at Publicly Traded Companies” and “Noncompetes, Restrictive Covenants & Trade Secrets” at “Advanced Executive (and Key Employee) Law,” Minnesota CLE (February 7, 2007)
  • “The Lurking Menace of Duty of Loyalty Claims,” Hennepin County Bar Association, Section on Labor & Employment Law (November 15, 2005)
  • “Noncompete Agreements in the Great Lakes Region,” Lawyers Associated Worldwide – Great Lakes Sub Regional Meeting (March 10, 2006)
  • “Executive Law,” Business Law Institute, Minnesota CLE (April 19, 2005)
  • Program Chair, “Fraud, Misrepresentation and Deceptive Trade Practices”, and speaker, “Common Law Fraud,” Minnesota CLE (March 11, 2005)
  • “Law of the Executive,” Annual Midwest Employment Law Institute, Minnesota CLE (May 26, 2004)
  • Program Chair, “Fraud, Misrepresentation and Deceptive Trade Practices,” and speaker, “Common Law Fraud,” Minnesota CLE (August 15, 2002)
  • “The WARN Act,” Reductions in Force, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education (MILE) (February 14, 2002)
  • “Legal Writing Should Not Be A Crime,” Minnesota Institute of Legal Education (MILE) (October 20, 2000)
  • “Legal Issues Concerning Employee Stock Options,” Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce (November 15, 2000)
  • “Opening and Closing Battles: Preemption, Removal, Remand and Fee Awards Under ERISA,” ERISA Litigation Institute, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education (MILE) (April 12, 2000)
  • “Trade Secrets 2000: An Introduction to Trade Secrets,” Non-competes and Confidentiality Agreements?” Trade Secrets — Protection from Industrial Espionage, (MILE) (January13, 2000)
  • “When is A Plan Under ‘Serious Consideration?'” ERISA Litigation Institute, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education (MILE) (February 25, 1999)
  • “An Overview of Trade Secrets, Confidentiality Agreements, and Covenants Not to Compete,” Minnesota Institute of Legal Education (MILE) (January 26, 1999)
  • “Non-Competes and Trade Secrets: Protecting Personnel & Ideas in a High-Tech Society,” National Practice Institute (M.P.I.) Law & Technology Show (September 1, 1998)
  • “Understanding the Nature of Trade Secrets,” Successful Trade Secret Protection and Enforcement Strategies, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education (MILE) (May 14, 1998)
  • “A Litigator Looks at Trade Secrets, Covenants Not to Compete and Confidentiality Agreements,” Trade Secrets, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education (MILE) (January 27, 1998)