Best & Flanagan


Employment & Labor

Employment & Labor

Best & Flanagan’s Employment & Labor team offers a uniquely personal, client focused approach to both legal advice and representation in litigation. We want to know our clients, their businesses and their goals. We care deeply about what drives our clients’ decisions, and we strive to be both legal advisors and strategic business partners.

Our clients benefit from our thoughtful employment-related compliance expertise. Whether the question involves the complex and ever changing employment regulatory environment, drafting and interpretation of employment policies and handbooks, manager and employee training programs, investigation of workplace complaints or compliance, or advice regarding hiring practices, reductions in force and labor relations, our clients rely on our creative, practical and timely advice.

We work as partners with our clients at every phase of the employment relationship. We strive to provide regularly accessible advice from the beginning of the employment relationship that lessens the chance for future disputes, while also creating a work environment that fits our client’s business and cultural goals.

Our litigators are skilled advocates, representing clients in court, mediations, arbitrations, labor negotiations and before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the Minnesota and federal Departments of Labor. We deliver depth of experience in discrimination and wrongful termination cases, disputes over non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, wage and hour claims and other workplace disputes.

Combined with our understanding of our clients’ businesses and their unique personalities and goals, our deep experience allows us to provide strong advocacy and creative solutions to difficult employment-related challenges.

Recent Employment & Labor Law Alerts:

Employment & Labor Law Alert: Federal Court Blocks New Overtime Regulations

Employment & Labor Law Alert: Minneapolis Enacts City-Wide Paid Sick Leave; Joins State-Wide and National Trend

Employment & Labor Law Alert: Breaking News: Major Changes Announced to Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws

Employment & Labor Law Alert: Important Update to Employers Regarding EEOC and Sexual Discrimination

Employment & Labor Law Alert: Employers Should Act Now to Ensure Compliance with Women’s Economic Security Act by July 1, 2014

Employment & Labor Law Alert:  Women’s Economic Security Act Sets Workplace Requirements for Employers

Employment & Labor Law Alert: Important Update to Employers Regarding Changes to Background Checks