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Halunen Law shares expertise in reasonable accommodation considerations in recent article published by Fast Company

Although there is increased awareness and effort by many employers to improve inclusivity in the workplace, it remains the case that many individuals with disabilities are forced to leave their jobs or are terminated because their employers are unwilling to address reasonable accommodation requests. The article “7 Key Accommodations Disabled Workers are Due,” offers important …

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Halunen Law attorney Pamela Johnson publishes article on gender pay gap in Women On Business

In her article “The Longer a Woman’s Career, the Greater the Gender Pay Gap,” published in Women On Business, Halunen Law attorney Pamela Johnson shares insights on the recent Pew Research Center report, The Enduring Grip of the Gender Pay Gap. Citing the inverse correlation between years worked and pay equity, the report’s authors concluded …

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Halunen Law Partner and FCA Attorney Susan Coler provides commentary for SHRM article on Supreme Court Whistleblower Retaliation Case

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently published anarticle on a whistleblower retaliation case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.   The case will examine whether a whistleblower must prove an employer acted with retaliatory intent or whether the employer has the burden to show it did not intend to retaliate. The case …

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Halunen Law Welcomes Attorney Pamela Johnson to its Employment Law Practice Group

Accomplished attorney brings an impressive record to complement team Halunen Law is pleased to announce that attorney Pamela Johnson has joined the firm. Johnson brings nearly 30 years of experience and an impressive reputation for advocacy and achievement throughout her practice. In addition to practicing employment law, Pamela has guided complex cases involving intellectual property, …

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Halunen Law False Claims Act team applauds $43M judgment over Precision Lens and its president Paul Ehlen in extensive kickback scheme

A federal jury recently found that Precision Lens was responsible for submitting 64,575 kickback-tainted false claims to Medicare between 2006 and 2015. While the jury returned a verdict in favor of the United States for more than $43 million dollars, total damages may surpass $800 million. Whistleblower, Kipp Fesenmaier, brought the original lawsuit under the …

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CBS News Minnesota Interviews Employment Attorney Charles Horowitz About Employee Rights When Being Laid Off

On Monday, January 30, 2023, CBS News Minnesota segment Good Question asked “What are your rights if you’re laid off?” And employment attorney Charles Horowitz answered with an informative discussion regarding employee rights, and what to do if you’ve been terminated or think you might be. From the story: Prior to accepting a severance package, …

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Connecticut AUSA Announces Settlement of FCA Claim Brought by Client Represented by Susan Coler and Nathaniel Smith

We are happy to announce the settlement of an FCA claim brought by our client Mr. Balistrieri. The defendant paid over $475k to resolve allegations that its claims on government contracts included illegal inflated G&A rates. Notably, our client received a 19% share of the proceeds received by the government. Said attorney Susan Coler, “procurement …

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Halunen Law recognized as “Minnesota’s Best” Employment Lawyer and Law Firm for second consecutive year

Firm wins Gold Award honors in Star Tribune statewide “Minnesota’s Best” Campaign  MINNEAPOLIS, MN (September 25, 2022): Minneapolis-based Halunen Law received the distinct honor of being selected for the second consecutive year as a Gold Award Winner for its outstanding work in the legal field. In the 2022 Star Tribune “Minnesota’s Best” campaign, voters from …

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