Most of what we have done in our careers is employment law.  We represent businesses and organizations in all types of employment law matters.  We also represent individuals on occasion, usually in negotiating executive employment and severance agreements.  Our goal is to provide advice that limits our clients’ legal risks. When disputes occur, we are well equipped to ensure that the interests of our clients are zealously advocated in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies.

We are able to consult with managers, in-house counsel, and human resources professionals to craft policies, respond to individual situations, advise on state-specific legal issues, and plan personnel actions.  Topics about which we regularly talk with our clients include the following:

 

We are experienced mediators, available to mediate employment disputes as well as claims of discrimination in housing, education, public accommodations, and public services. 

 

We approach mediation as an opportunity for disputing parties to express their positions and reach resolution in an informal, respectful setting.  In addition, we affirmatively offer our knowledge of the law and the litigation process for parties’ use in evaluating their settlement positions.

 

  • ADA, disability discrimination, and wellness programs

  • Affirmative action

  • Background checks, including “ban the box” issues

  • Defamation

  • Discrimination policies, claims, and charges

  • Drug and alcohol testing

  • Employment contracts

  • Employment at will

  • Independent contractor status

  • Leaves, including FMLA, pregnancy, parenting, and state-mandated leaves

  • Negligent hiring, retention, and supervision

  • Non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements and disputes

  • Personnel records

  • Sexual harassment

  • Social media and HR technology use

  • Termination

  • Unemployment claims

  • WARN Act requirements

  • Wage and hour issues, including classification

  • Whistleblower claims

  • Workplace violence

We represent organizations and individuals in discrimination matters.  Although many such matters are employment-related, discrimination in housing, education, public accommodations and public services is also prohibited by law.  We provide advice, training, and litigation support when discrimination claims require legal representation.

We are experienced in all aspects of workplace investigation and available to conduct independent investigations, provide reports, and testify in litigation.  We also serve as confidential evaluators of employment cases, providing our opinion on the strengths and weaknesses of defendants’ and plaintiffs’ legal positions.

 
 
 
 

 info@langevinlentz.com

Tel: 612-337-9050

222 S 9th Street, Suite 1600

Minneapolis, MN 55402 

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