Labor & Employment

Labor & Employment

Gislason & Hunter Labor and Employment attorneys provide consultation and litigation services to employers and individuals.

Counseling and Risk Management

We provide employers and human resources personnel with assistance in the development of employment policies and compliance with applicable state and federal laws. Our attorneys counsel human resources professionals and assist employers with disciplinary actions, disability accommodations, workplace investigations, wage and hour issues, TN visa and H-2A visa compliance issues, labor relations, employment agreements, and many other employment matters.


A swift and confidential resolution is often the best for all involved. We can advise clients on the merits and risks of settling verses defending the case. Our trial lawyers will vigorously defend employers and their officers in administrative proceedings, state court, and federal court. or in state or federal court.

Labor Relations

Our attorneys assist employers with the negotiation and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements. We represent employers in all steps of the grievance process, including arbitration.

Areas of Expertise

  • Disability & Religion Accommodation
  • Employment Agreements and Policies
  • Litigation
  • Workplace Training and Investigations
  • Human Resources Counseling and Consulting
  • Terminations, Disciplinary Actions, and Reductions in Force
  • Employment Leave Laws
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement Consultation, Negotiation, and Enforcement
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Employment Law Compliance Audits


  • November 14, 2023Business & Corporate LawLabor & Employment

    Enhanced Wage Disclosure Protection

    Safeguarding Yourself from What You May Not Know With big ticket items like Earned Sick and Safe Time and Paid Family Medical Leave passed in the 2022- 2023 Minnesota Legislative Session getting most of the attention, you may have missed some of the smaller items that can get employers in trouble. Wage Disclosure Protections are...

  • June 15, 2023Labor & EmploymentEmployment & Human Resources

    An Employee’s Use of FMLA Leave to Reduce the Workday Could Continue Indefinitely

    On February 9, 2023, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (WHD) issued Opinion Letter FMLA2023-1-A clarifying an employee’s right to use leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to reduce the employee’s work schedule. The right is guaranteed for eligible employees, irrespective of the availability of reasonable accommodations...

  • January 13, 2023General Counsel ServicesLabor & Employment+1

    The NLRB goes after handbooks . . . again.

    With the return of Democrat control of the National Labor Relations Board, the pendulum is swinging back so fast, it might hit some employers on the chin. In particular, the NLRB is undoing many of the changes made by the Trump NLRB as to employee handbooks. Before we get to the changes, let’s cover how...

  • December 30, 2022General Counsel ServicesLabor & Employment+1

    Interview Do’s and Don’ts for Employers

    There are many areas of a job applicant’s life that a person may be curious about, but an employer should steer clear of. This article identifies some of the questions employers should avoid (Interview Don’ts) and things employers you should remember and do when interviewing applicants. Interview Don’ts: Don’t ask questions about membership in protected...

  • December 16, 2022General Counsel ServicesLabor & Employment+1

    Employees Using THC – Legally? Navigating Employee Drug Testing In The Post-Legalization Era

    The Road to Legalization? The road to our current legal field began with the federal 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized the cultivation and sale of hemp at the federal level. Specifically, any hemp containing a maximum of 0.3% THC by weight was now considered “legal” at the federal level. Importantly to Minnesota, the Farm Bill...