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Halunen Law representing plaintiff in retaliation case against Mayo Clinic Hospital

Employee alleges wrongful termination in violation of Minnesota Human Rights Act after reporting sexual assault by assistant supervisor. MINNEAPOLIS (June 7, 2021): Halunen Law recently filed a lawsuit in Olmsted County on behalf of plaintiff Yelena Ryabchuk against Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester (Mayo). In her lawsuit, Ryabchuk, a former Housekeeper at Mayo Clinic, alleges that Mayo …

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Halunen Law’s Chris Moreland Talks Employment Misclassification, Class Action Lawsuits, and Alternative Dispute Resolution at Recent Federal Bar Association Employment Law Webinar

Chris Moreland, Chair of Halunen Law’s Employment and Appellate Practice Groups, brought his expertise to a recent FBA continuing legal education webinar entitled “Employment Class Action and Employee Classification – What’s ADR Got To Do With It?” The panel featured alternative dispute resolution (ADR) experts and leading labor and employment lawyers, all of whom discussed …

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Halunen Law’s Clayton Halunen and Amy Boyle to share professional perspectives and expertise at the upcoming Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

Premier employment law event offers comprehensive, practical content by local and national experts. After a highly popular and productive virtual conference in 2020, the Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute returns for another two-day online event this year. Scheduled for May 24-25, the Institute is a must-attend event for anyone practicing or working with employment law. …

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Halunen Law FCA Case Leads to Criminal Verdict in Healthcare Fraud Case

MINNEAPOLIS (May 13, 2021) – On the evening of May 11, 2021, a jury in southwestern Minnesota rendered a guilty verdict against Remona Lysa Brown on 14 felony counts of aiding and abetting healthcare fraud during her tenure leading the Caring and Compassionate Healthcare Agency LLC (CCHCA) in Worthington Minnesota. The jury found that Brown …

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Clayton Halunen shares insights with Society for Human Resource Management on COVID-19 workplace retaliation protections

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a host of new concerns for employers and employees, with retaliation cases escalating in the face of increased employee complaints about workplace safety. For its recent article, “OSHA Targets Employers That Retaliate Against Workers Raising COVID-19 Concerns,” the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) asked Halunen Law founder and managing …

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Clayton D. Halunen named to Minnesota Lawyer Power 30 list

Halunen Law founder and managing partner recognized for leadership in Employment Law Halunen Law is pleased to announce that Clayton D. Halunen, was recently selected to the Minnesota Lawyer Power 30 list of employment attorneys. The Power 30 list showcases the best employment law practitioners across Minnesota and reflects in-depth research on Minnesota employment attorneys by the …

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Halunen Law Women at the Helm

In honoring Women’s History Month through March, we take time to acknowledge the significant contributions of the women attorneys at Halunen Law. This team of talented attorneys champions their clients’ rights each day. Employees who experience discrimination, sexual assault or harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, or other forms of illegal acts in their workplace, will find empathetic …

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Halunen Law files lawsuit on behalf of Minneapolis Fire Department firefighter cadet Din Dol claiming racial discrimination and retaliation

Halunen Law employment attorneys Amy Boyle and Colin Pasterski recently filed suit on behalf of Din Dol, alleging the Minneapolis Fire Department engaged in racial discrimination and retaliation against the firefighting recruit. Cadet Dol was on a path to become the city’s first Somali-American firefighter. The suit alleges Dol was subjected to “outward aggression” by …

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Halunen Law Attorney Emma Denny to moderate panel of distinguished judges in upcoming CLE session

On February 23, Halunen Law employment attorney Emma Denny will moderate a Minnesota State Bar Association CLE session entitled “Civil Litigation During a Pandemic – The Bench’s Perspective.” The judges’ panel will discuss their insight on effective ways to navigate the challenges of civil litigation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The session will include tips …

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Halunen Law attorneys share tips on litigating a case during the COVID-19 pandemic

A successful lawsuit against Morrie’s 394 Hyundai serves as the backdrop for the litigation seminar. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact lives daily, the legal field has seen some considerable changes. In a recent presentation at the Civil Litigation Outlook seminar through the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education organization, Halunen Law Attorneys Amy Boyle and …

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