Halunen Law in the News

Clayton Halunen Recently Participated in an ABA Panel Regarding Employee Misclassification

As a panelist, Clayton cautioned employers, “Once the IRS gets involved, their audit procedure is very intense. FedEx was under investigation for years.” He added, “The single greatest potential liability to any company that misclassifies independent contractors is the state and federal tax obligations that may result.” Read the full story here: Employee misclassification can lead …

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Class Action Filed Against James Hardie Fiber-Cement Siding

The lawsuit alleges that some James Hardie fiber-cement siding contains at least one defect that causes paint to peel off of the boards and causes the boards to shrink and crack. The lawsuit further alleges that James Hardie has not lived up to its warranty obligation to replace the damaged siding. The lawsuit seeks monetary …

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against James Hardie Fiber-Cement Siding

The lawsuit alleges that some James Hardie fiber-cement siding contains at least one defect that causes paint to peel off of the boards and causes the boards to shrink and crack. The lawsuit further alleges that James Hardie has not lived up to its warranty obligation to replace the damaged siding. The lawsuit seeks monetary …

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Hennepin County Jury Finds Retaliation Against Workers’ Compensation Claim

A Hennepin County jury today found that G&K Services retaliated against truck driver James Dubiel for making a Workers Compensation claim. Dubiel was injured on the job when a car lost control and sideswiped his delivery truck. Dubiel filed a report of injury and G&K then fired him, claiming that he had not provided truthful …

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Hennepin County Jury Finds Retaliation Against Workers’ Compensation Claim

A Hennepin County jury today found that G&K Services retaliated against truck driver James Dubiel for making a Workers Compensation claim. Dubiel was injured on the job when a car lost control and sideswiped his delivery truck. Dubiel filed a report of injury and G&K then fired him, claiming that he had not provided truthful …

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Clayton Halunen was Recently Featured in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

The Business Journal interviewed Clayton for a feature article on growing concerns regarding employee misclassification. Read the full article here: Employee Misclassification is a Growing, High-Stakes Issue.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed for CertainTeed WeatherBoard Siding

The lawsuit alleges that CertainTeed’s WeatherBoards fiber cement siding have a defective design that causes the siding to crack, warp, discolor, shrink, and in some cases fall off the building. The lawsuit seeks monetary compensation, on behalf of Ms. Orieux and other WeatherBoards siding owners, to replace allegedly defective CertainTeed WeatherBoards siding as well as …

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against CertainTeed Corporation

The lawsuit alleges that CertainTeed’s WeatherBoards fiber cement siding have a defective design that causes the siding to crack, warp, discolor, shrink, and in some cases fall off the building. The lawsuit seeks monetary compensation, on behalf of Ms. Orieux and other WeatherBoards siding owners, to replace allegedly defective CertainTeed WeatherBoards siding as well as …

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