Southeast Minnesota Workplace Rights Lawyers

As well as advising employers and employees about discrimination and harassment issues that can arise on the job, the attorneys of Doda & McGeeney provide representation on a wider range of employment law matters involving rights in the workplace. If you need advice about developing a family leave policy for your employees that satisfies the requirements of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or if you are an employee uncertain about your right to unpaid overtime, contact one of our lawyers in Rochester for clear answers to your questions.

Our commitment to professionalism and our practical approach to client service allow us to provide effective advice and representation to employers and employees alike on such matters as the following:

  • Pregnancy leave, parenting leave, or medical leave rights under the FMLA
  • Reasonable accommodations in the workplace for employees with a disability
  • Unpaid salary, sales commission, bonus, or benefits
  • Overtime disputes reflecting the possibility that an employee has been misclassified as exempt
  • Wage and hours law violations
  • Disputes as to unpaid compensation upon termination
  • Problems distinguishing between employees and independent contractors
  • Retaliation claims against employers for reporting unlawful activity, for cooperating with an investigation into prohibited discrimination or harassment, or for asserting any other protected rights in the workplace

Many of these issues are treated differently under Minnesota law and federal statutes, and employers are well advised to develop a sound understanding of their rights and obligations under both.

Our attorneys also help resolve the employment aspects of business sales and mergers, such as when a principal of the selling company stays on as an executive or consultant with the purchaser. We negotiate and enforce confidentiality agreements, noncompete or nonsolicitation covenants, and severance agreements.

For comprehensive advice and representation on the full range of workplace rights issues, contact a knowledgeable employment law attorney at Doda & McGeeney in Rochester.