We fight to protect workers’ rights. Empowering Clients. Advancing Justice.
The Minneapolis law firm of Schaefer Halleen focuses on the protection of individual rights through the resolution of employment law claims. We give a voice to victims of workplace misconduct. We are honored that our clients trust us to counsel them through the litigation process. We commit to apply the full breadth of our experience, skill, and creativity toward a satisfactory resolution of each case we take. Contact us for a confidential consultation about your legal problem. We will help you solve it.
My clients inspire me every day. It’s a privilege to help victims of illegal workplace conduct move past this trauma and have their dignity and self-worth restored, while holding the offending employer accountable.”
-Lawrence P. Schaefer, Owner and President
Recent Blog Posts
By Lawrence P. Schaefer | Michael Cohen’s dramatic disclosure of Fox News commentator Sean Hannity as a “client” sheds some light on when a communication with an attorney can be protected by the attorney-client privilege, and when these communications are sufficient to identify the participant to the conversation as a “client.” This topic is also […]Read More
By Lawrence P. Schaefer | What Tony Robbins Learned – and Quickly Tony Robbins, the world-renowned motivational speaker and self-help “guru,” has learned an important lesson which applies to everyone seeking to understand the true significance of the #MeToo movement. Any critical backlash will only strengthen this movement. The Brazen and Misogynistic Messages From Tony […]
By Grace Quintana | Law Clerk In May 2016, Minneapolis became the first Midwestern city to require almost all private businesses to provide paid sick and safe time to their employees. The Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance went into effect on July 1, 2017. Just six months later, in January 2018, the Minneapolis Department […]
By Lawrence P. Schaefer | Post-employment restrictive covenants (which generally include non-competes, non-solicitation, and confidentiality obligations) are disfavored in Minnesota as restraints on competition, and generally won’t be enforced by courts unless they are narrowly tailored to protect legitimate business interests. Despite this disfavored status, these covenants are extremely common, especially in service industries where […]
Schaefer Halleen’s own Jean Boler was recently quoted in an article in the Star Tribune that discusses Garrison Keillor’s workplace sexual assault allegations. As discussed in the article, this is a divisive case that raises many questions about workplace relationships and when interactions become inappropriate. Jean, a senior attorney at Schafer Halleen, shares her perspective […]