Messerli Kramer’s Employment Litigation attorneys work with clients to find the best alternatives for cost-effective solutions and timely resolutions to employment disputes. When an employment matter rises to the level where litigation is unavoidable, our experienced litigators represent employers in state and federal courts as well as arbitrations and agency proceedings. We also represent clients in responding to inquiries from the EEOC, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, State Departments of Human Rights and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Our approach to employment litigation is to mitigate risk for employers in order to avoid stepping inside the courtroom. We work with employers of all sizes to develop policies, procedures and programs that comply with state and federal laws and create a supportive work environment for their employee base. See Employment Law & Counseling for more information.

Representative Experience

  • Defended publicly traded hospitality company in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board alleging Section 7 violations by misclassifying independent contractors.

  • Represented promotional services organization against tortious interference claims alleging violations of employee non-compete agreements.

  • Assisted construction company in responding to Department of Labor audit regarding classification of workers as independent contractors.

  • Defended bank in three week jury trial stemming from claims of harassment and retaliation.

  • Represented various clients in responding to Charges of Discrimination filed with the EEOC and both the Minnesota and Illinois Department of Human Rights resulting in findings of no cause by the agencies and no adverse action against the clients.


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