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Phillip Kitzer Presents at Eighth Circuit Employment Conference in Des Moines, IA

On April 26, 2024, Phillip Kitzer co-presented at the Eighth Circuit chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association conference in Des Moines, Iowa, along with attorney David Albrecht of Fiedler Law Firm. Their session, titled “Eighth Circuit Case Law Update,” offered a comprehensive review of important court decisions affecting employees at the district, appellate, and […]

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Major Victory in Sex Discrimination Case, Lowering the Standard for Proving Discrimination

On April 17, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling clarifying that any discriminatory treatment of an employee violates Title VII. The Court ruled in favor of an employee, Sergeant Jatonya Clayborn Muldrow, in her sex discrimination case against the City of St. Louis. Muldrow, who worked as a plainclothes officer in the […]

Navigating Unique Terrain: Employment Law for Physicians in Minnesota

Physicians play a crucial role in the healthcare landscape, dedicating their expertise to the well-being of patients. However, the practice of medicine isn’t just about patient care; it’s also about understanding the legal framework that governs employment in the medical field. In Minnesota, like in many other states, physicians encounter a unique set of employment […]

Hennepin County Jury Awards Landmark Verdict of Over $4.6 Million in Whistleblower Case

In January 2024, Brent Bullis, a radiologist and senior shareholder of Consulting Radiologists, Limited (CRL) in Eden Prairie, was granted a historic jury verdict of $4.6 million in a case against his employer for wrongful termination. Dr. Bullis brought a claim against CRL and Allina Health System for retaliation in violation of the Minnesota Whistleblower […]

Protecting Workers’ Rights: Understanding Employment Retaliation Laws in Minnesota

In the dynamic landscape of employment, workers’ rights and protections stand as pillars of ensuring fair treatment and equitable conditions in the workplace. Among these safeguards is the prohibition of employment retaliation, a crucial aspect of labor laws designed to shield employees from adverse actions by employers in response to protected activities. In the state […]

What to Know about Minnesota’s Pregnancy and Parental Leave Laws

This past legislative session, Minnesota passed a law guaranteeing employees the right to paid pregnancy or parental leave. This will go into effect on January 1, 2026. As it stands, employees are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within 12 months of the birth or adoption of a child. Employees can choose when they […]

Frances Baillon Presents on Recent Employment Law Decisions

Frances Baillon, along with co-panelists Celeste Culberth and Emma Denny, presented to the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association regarding recent employment law cases decided by the Minnesota Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Minnesota Federal District Court. The panel also discussed significant cases currently pending before the Minnesota and U.S. Supreme courts. Frances […]

EEOC Issues Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Regulations

Last December, President Biden signed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) into law. The PWFA requires employers to accommodate employees who are affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions so that they can remain healthy while retaining their jobs. This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a proposed rule to implement and […]

Kitzer Rochel Attorneys Recognized as Minnesota Super Lawyers

Kitzer Rochel is excited to announce that the dedication and expertise of our legal team have been recognized yet again as both Brian Rochel and Phillip Kitzer have been selected as Super Lawyers in Minnesota for this year. We are immensely proud of this recognition and grateful for the trust our clients place in us […]

Phillip Kitzer and Brian Rochel both Present at National NELA Employment Law Conference

The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) held its Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois from June 28 through July 1, 2023. NELA is the largest organization of lawyers who represent workers in the United States and is focused exclusively on advancing employee rights and making the workplace better for all Americans. The Annual Convention is the largest meeting of NELA […]