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Posted March 2, 2016

Webinar on March 15: Understanding and Complying with New Pay Equity Laws

Employers have seen a flurry of activity at the state and federal levels in the area of pay equity. A series of new OFCCP and state law requirements have been enacted which create significant new liability for employers. Join Nilan Johnson Lewis PA, a nationally recognized law firm based in Minneapolis, and EEO Logic, an equal employment and affirmative action consulting company in Portland, OR for a complimentary webcast on understanding and complying with new pay equity laws. Joseph Schmitt of Nilan Johnson Lewis and Scott Fazio of EEO Logic will discuss the recent flurry of legislative activity around pay equity, what it means for employers, and proactive strategies to avoid potential liability.

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Posted February 26, 2016

Nilan Johnson Lewis Welcomes Attorney Pablo Orozco

Orozco brings a wealth of class action experience to the firm, having provided complex litigation and trial services throughout his five-plus year career in Los Angeles. He has litigated numerous high-profile and high-stakes cases, where he developed litigation strategies, researched and wrote motions, and participated in depositions.

Posted February 11, 2016

One-Day Mindfulness Workshop

Nilan Johnson Lewis is a proud sponsor of Minnesota Zen Meditation Center’s One-Day Mindfulness Workshop. The workshop will be taught by Zen master Norman Fischer, a well-known leadership consultant and one of the founding designers of Google’s successful Search Inside …

Posted February 8, 2016

Minnesota Business Magazine Highlights NJL’s Majority Female Board

Nilan Johnson Lewis Shareholder Sheila Kerwin discussed and shared the firm’s view on the importance of supporting female attorneys with Minnesota Business Magazine, as the firm recently announced that two female attorneys were elected to its board of directors, making it 60% majority female.

Posted February 1, 2016

Are Transgender Employees Now Covered Under the ADA Due to Evolving Science?

The Americans with Disabilities Act specifically carves out Gender Identity Dsyphoria (“GID” or “GD”) as not covered by the Act, but recent developments in a federal case in Pennsylvania suggest that employers may need to consider the ADA when dealing with transgender employees in the not-so far future.

Posted January 26, 2016

Nilan Johnson Lewis’ Board of Directors Now Predominantly Female

With the election of two shareholders to the board of directors, the leadership team at Nilan Johnson Lewis is now majority female. The Minneapolis-based law firm elected shareholders Susan Kratz and Christy Mennen to join fellow shareholders Sheila Kerwin, founder Brian Johnson, and current president Stephen Warch to serve on the board.

Posted January 19, 2016

UBIT Issues for Associations, Tax Hot Topics, Contracts and Employment Law

The Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) is hosting an half-day event focused on hot legal and financial topics for association executives. Sessions will cover UBIT issues for associations, association tax hot topics, contracts trips and traps, and employment law.

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Posted January 13, 2016

Leaders Impacting the Nonprofit Community: Four-Session Series

Two attorneys, Heidi Christianson and Sarah Riskin, will be speaking at a session in the Leaders Impacting the Nonprofit Community series. In addition, Heidi is serving as co-chair for the series of topics focused on the nonprofit community.

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Posted January 1, 2016

Nilan Johnson Lewis Announces Its 2016 Board of Directors

Nilan Johnson Lewis is pleased to announce its 2016 board of directors. Newly elected shareholders Susan Kratz and Christy Mennen join fellow shareholders Sheila Kerwin, founder Brian Johnson, and current president Stephen Warch. The election of Kratz and Mennen makes the board of directors majority female.

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Posted December 31, 2015

Nilan Johnson Lewis Welcomes Attorney Matthias Niska

Minneapolis-based law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis welcomes Matthias Niska to its labor and employment practice group as an associate attorney. Niska will assist clients in litigation and advising on various labor and employment issues, including disability advice and defense.

Posted December 2, 2015

Labor Department Proposes ERISA Rule Changes

Nilan Johnson Lewis attorney Bill Hittler consults with organizations on ERISA and employee benefits matters and is available to provide interpretation on the possible changes. He says that, if enacted, these modifications will require administrators to modify their procedures to provide for additional disclosures and to ensure that all decisions are based on a full and fair review of the relevant information in the claim file.

Posted November 17, 2015

Nilan Johnson Lewis Welcomes Attorney Allyson Petersen

Nilan Johnson Lewis announces that Allyson Petersen has joined its product liability and commercial litigation practice groups as an associate attorney. Petersen will support clients in product liability, mass tort, and commercial litigation matters.

Posted November 12, 2015

David James on Anxiety and the ADA

David outlines several ways in which an employer can accommodate a mental health-related disability, recognizing that the accommodation may not be the employee’s preferred outcome.

Posted November 4, 2015

Creating an Incident Response Plan

Careen Martin has counseled clients on data privacy and security more and more in recent months. New cyber-attacks have prompted businesses to start thinking proactively: not if, but when.

Posted October 28, 2015

Major Changes in Store for Classifying Worker Overtime Status

Nilan Johnson Lewis labor and employment attorney Joe Schmitt analyzes President Obama’s push for expanding overtime rules, and explains the impact on businesses and employees. Overview The United States Department of Labor is set to announce significant changes to the “exempt” classification …

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