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

Attorney V. John Ella Seminars

  • “Hiring an Employee with a Non-Compete Agreement,” presented at Drafting, Negotiating and Enforcing Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants, Minnesota CLE September 20, 2022.
  • Tortious Interference with Contracts, Business Relations, and Economic Advantage: Proving and Defending Claims, Strafford Publications, Inc., November 4, 2021
  • “Drafting Employment Agreements” Minnesota CLE – Employment Law A to Z Series, October 21, 2021
  • “How to Comply with Drug and Alcohol Testing Laws” Minnesota CLE – Employment Law A to Z Series, October 13, 2021
  • “Employee Duty of Loyalty Litigation,” Federal Bar Association [Virtual] Labor & Employment Law Conference, February 26, 2021
    “Tortious Interference with Contracts, Business Relations, and Economic Advantage: Proving and Defending Claims,” Strafford Webinars, October 27, 2020
  • “Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa – Important New Law Developments”, Minnesota CLE – Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, September 16, 2020
  • “How to Resolve a Non-Compete Dispute,” Minnesota State SHRM Conference, Rochester, October 14, 2019
  • “Legal Implications for a Drug-Free Workplace,” MRA Employment Law Update, Bloomington, March 14, 2019
  • “How to Resolve a Non-Compete Dispute,” Employment Law Panel hosted by Advent Talent Group, Minneapolis, February 26, 2019
  • “Executive Employment Law,” Hennepin County Law Library CLE Series, January 18, 2019
  • Employment Law A to Z: How to Comply with Drug and Alcohol Testing Laws,” Minnesota CLE Webinar, January 15, 2019
  • 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)