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Nilan Johnson Attorney Highlights Criminal Background Check Best Practices

According to a 2010 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 73 percent of employers conducted criminal background checks on all applicants. However, guidance and regulations issued in April 2012 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) suggest that employers could face the threat of government scrutiny and class action litigation if they […] More >

Social Media and Your Defense Themes

A byline by Nilan Johnson Lewis’ Christy Mennen highlights social media’s impact on corporate defense strategies and outlines tactics and techniques to monitor evolving social media channels. More >

Can Telecommuting Be Required By Law?

In today’s increasingly flexible and mobile workplace, employees are more frequently requesting the opportunity to work from home on a full-time or part-time basis, challenging the long-held employer viewpoint that telecommuting is a mere perk, and contending that, in certain cases, it amounts to a right. Historically, when faced with this question, courts have concluded […] More >

Nilan Johnson Lewis’ Christy Mennen Named to MDLA Board of Directors

Congratulations to Shareholder Christy Mennen who was named to the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA) board of directors. A MDLA member since 2003, Mennen served as chair of the New Lawyers Committee from 2006 to 2009 and has presented at several MDLA seminars, including the 2010 Trial Techniques Seminar. She is also an active member […] More >

Nilan Johnson Lewis Expands Health Care Practice With New Shareholders

Today, progressive Minneapolis law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis announces the addition of two shareholders to its health care practice group. Susan Kratz and Heidi Neff Christianson, formerly of St. Paul-based Moore, Costello & Hart P.L.L.P., bring a wealth of knowledge about health care-related legal issues and experience representing health care providers, as well as nonprofit […] More >

Nilan Johnson Lewis Expands Health Care Practice With New Shareholders Susan Kratz and Heidi Neff Christianson

MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 13, 2012) – Progressive Minneapolis law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis (NJL) announces the addition of two shareholders, Susan Kratz and Heidi Neff Christianson, to its health care group. Both bring a depth of knowledge about health care-related legal issues and experience representing health care providers, as well as nonprofit organizations such as colleges […] More >

Nilan Johnson Lewis Expands Health Care Practice With New Shareholders Susan Kratz and Heidi Neff Christianson

MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 13, 2012) – Progressive Minneapolis law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis (NJL) announces the addition of two shareholders, Susan Kratz and Heidi Neff Christianson, to its health care group. Both bring a depth of knowledge about health care-related legal issues and experience representing health care providers, as well as nonprofit organizations such as colleges […] More >

Unpaid Interns Becoming an Endangered Species?

Historically, unpaid internships have offered a way for new grads to get a foot in the door or otherwise gain relevant work experience, while providing employers an eager pool of candidates and a means to evaluate potential hires, particularly in a down economy. But a Department of Labor (DOL) fact sheet released in spring 2010 […] More >