The Jensen Litigation Firm, PLLC represents businesses and individuals in employment disputes. People hire us to understand their contractual and legal rights in employment situations, and to fight for those rights. If you need an attorney to resolve your employment dispute, we can help. Contact us now before the issue escalates.
What types of employment contracts involve disputes?
Common disputes relate to employment contracts such as confidentiality agreements, non-competes, executive contracts, independent contractor agreements, and other agreements.
Businesses should ensure that each contract signed by the employee is supported by monetary or other consideration. It is best practice for employees to sign the contracts while onboarding. Midstream consideration issues arise when a business later requires an employee to sign restrict agreements without giving the employee an added benefit or payment. Ideally, the contract should state the consideration being provided to the employee. For more questions about breach of contract issues, see 50 FAQs About Breach of Contract in Minnesota.
What are common types of employment disputes in Minnesota?
Businesses have a continuing interest in its proprietary information. If an employee leaves and gives it to a competitor, the company may have remedies. The company may enforce non-compete agreements or other contracts. They might also pursue claims in Minnesota such as:
- Trade secrets misappropriation under Minn. Stat. § 325C.01, et seq.
- Breach of fiduciary duty for high-level employees
- Tortious interference with contracts for customers or suppliers
- Tortious interference with prospective business advantage
- Tort Claims
Likewise, employees may bring civil litigation against the company. Some claims include:
- Statutory Claims
- Wage, Overtime, and Hour Claims
- Claims related to working conditions
- Benefit and ERISA claims
- Discrimination Claims
- Breach of Contract Claims
Why is an employment contract lawyer important?
Employment disputes require swift action from an attorney. The business needs to keep its secrets and its customers. The employee seeks to avoid a lawsuit but wants to pursue other employment opportunities. There is often room to negotiate a resolution if the parties are willing. If not, they will need to litigate in court.
We have the knowledge and experience to handle employment disputes. Do not hesitate to contact us if:
- Your employee has breached an employment contract.
- Your employee has taken information or customers and is competing against you.
- You are an employee who has been sued or threatened with a lawsuit from your former employer.
- You are an employee seeking to understand your rights in working for a new company or competitor.
- You hired an employee that has a non-compete agreement and want to know if you can keep the employee.
- You have been sued for hiring an employee that allegedly took information or customers from a former employer.
With offices in Shakopee (Scott County) and Litchfield (Meeker County), we handle employment disputes throughout the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.