MPA February Employment Law Sectional

  • February 18, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Remote Attendance Only


Registration is closed

Topic:  COVID-19 Employment Trends

Two seasoned lawyers—one plaintiff, the other defense—discuss current employment law issues related to the pandemic. They will discuss their own experiences as well as local and national trends that employers and employees are facing right now. This presentation is intended to leave the audience with practical advice and insight on key issues faced by employers and employees under the overlapping and intersecting federal laws, state laws, and executive orders regarding COVID-19 in the workplace.

Speakers:  Phillip Kitzer and Teresa Thompson

Phillip Kitzer | Kitzer Rochel, PLLP

Phillip Kitzer is an attorney at Kitzer Rochel, PLLP. He represents employees in claims involving whistleblower retaliation, discrimination, workers’ compensation retaliation, FMLA retaliation, severance negotiations, and executive compensation. He is a member of MN NELA’s amicus committee, and serves as a board member for the FBA Labor and Employment Law Section. He is a Board Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Teresa Thompson | Fredrikson & Byron, PA

Teresa Thompson, the Chair of Fredrikson & Byron’s Employment group, partners with corporate clients to navigate employment disputes at the advice and litigation stages. Clients consult Teresa to obtain an objective yet creative view of employee performance, discipline and termination issues as well as to assist them in crafting employment agreements and workplace policies. Teresa also litigates disputes arising out of employment agreements, such as, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, as well as disputes arising from employment claims brought by employees under whistleblower statutes, human rights statutes, and other state and federal civil rights laws. She has defended hundreds of claims of sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination (age, disability, gender and race), defamation, and FLSA and FMLA violations.

Remote attendance only!

Member Cost: Free 
Non-Member Cost: $15

Please register no later than February 17, 2021.

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