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NJL People: Chelsea J. Bodin

Chelsea works with our Labor & Employment group representing employers in all types of settings. She advises employers on policies and conducts sensitive workplace investigations, as well as represents employers in court and administrative proceedings.

Chelsea’s employment litigation experience includes everything from defending small businesses against single-plaintiff discrimination claims to defending Fortune 500 companies against nationwide wage-and-hour class actions. Regardless of the scenario, Chelsea leverages her experience to help clients develop a plan on how to get them where they want to go, and what it will take to get there, to stay one step ahead whenever possible.

Key Practice Experience

  • Employment litigation
    • Discrimination claims
    • Retaliation claims
    • Complex class actions
  • Preventative employment counseling
  • Labor relations
  • FLSA/wage-and-hour defense
  • Employment policies
  • Employment agreements and severance
  • ADA and FMLA Compliance
  • Workplace investigations
  • Management trainings
  • Organizational reviews
  • Pre-employment background checks
  • Data privacy and security

COVID-19 Related Employment Expertise

  • FFCRA compliance
  • Federal and state sick leave, FMLA
  • Critical/essential businesses
  • CARES Act
  • Unemployment

Key Industry Experience

  • Cities and Counties
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Nonprofit
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Community Involvement

  • Commissioner, St. Louis Park Police Advisory Commission
  • Clinic Volunteer, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)
  • “It’s 2021. Do You Know Where Your Employees Are?,” Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA), Summer 2021
  • “Return to Workplace Guidance,” International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), May 2021

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