Leonard Segal & Jon Schindel Named to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list! Andy Dosdall Named to the 2017 Minnesota Rising Stars list!

Congratulations to Leonard Segal and Jon Schindel for being named by their peers to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list and to Andy Dosdall for being named to the 2017 Minnesota Rising Stars list! Lenny, who is an MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist, has been honored to be selected to the Super Lawyers list for 10 consecutive years while Jon is being recognized for the 2nd year in a row.  Andy is a “rookie” and it’s great to see him receive such an honor.

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are selected based on the results of a multiphase selection process that includes peer nominations, independent research of candidates, and a blue ribbon panel review process.  Being named to the Super Lawyers list is an honor that is given to no more than 5% of Minnesota attorneys and being named to the Rising Stars list is an honor that is given to no more than 2.5% of Minnesota attorneys.  Rising Stars are limited to individuals who are 40 years old or younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. For more information about the selection process, please click here.

Jon, Lenny, and Andy greatly appreciate the support of their fellow lawyers and thank them for this honor.  They also thank all of their clients, for whom they always try to do their best work and whose trust and confidence is greatly appreciated.

Leonard Segal & Jon Schindel Named to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list! Andy Dosdall Named to the 2017 Minnesota Rising Stars list!

Congratulations to Leonard Segal and Jon Schindel for being named by their peers to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list and to Andy Dosdall for being named to the 2017 Minnesota Rising Stars list! Lenny, who is an MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist, has been honored to be selected to the Super Lawyers list for 10 consecutive years while Jon is being recognized for the 2nd year in a row.  Andy is a “rookie” and it’s great to see him receive such an honor.

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are selected based on the results of a multiphase selection process that includes peer nominations, independent research of candidates, and a blue ribbon panel review process.  Being named to the Super Lawyers list is an honor that is given to no more than 5% of Minnesota attorneys and being named to the Rising Stars list is an honor that is given to no more than 2.5% of Minnesota attorneys.  Rising Stars are limited to individuals who are 40 years old or younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. For more information about the selection process, please click here.

Jon, Lenny, and Andy greatly appreciate the support of their fellow lawyers and thank them for this honor.  They also thank all of their clients, for whom they always try to do their best work and whose trust and confidence is greatly appreciated.

Leonard Segal & Jon Schindel Named to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list! Andy Dosdall Named to the 2017 Minnesota Rising Stars list!

Congratulations to Leonard Segal and Jon Schindel for being named by their peers to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list and to Andy Dosdall for being named to the 2017 Minnesota Rising Stars list! Lenny, who is an MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist, has been honored to be selected to the Super Lawyers list for 10 consecutive years while Jon is being recognized for the 2nd year in a row.  Andy is a “rookie” and it’s great to see him receive such an honor.

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are selected based on the results of a multiphase selection process that includes peer nominations, independent research of candidates, and a blue ribbon panel review process.  Being named to the Super Lawyers list is an honor that is given to no more than 5% of Minnesota attorneys and being named to the Rising Stars list is an honor that is given to no more than 2.5% of Minnesota attorneys.  Rising Stars are limited to individuals who are 40 years old or younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. For more information about the selection process, please click here.

Jon, Lenny, and Andy greatly appreciate the support of their fellow lawyers and thank them for this honor.  They also thank all of their clients, for whom they always try to do their best work and whose trust and confidence is greatly appreciated.

Leonard Segal & Jon Schindel Named to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list! Andy Dosdall Named to the 2017 Minnesota Rising Stars list!

Congratulations to Leonard Segal and Jon Schindel for being named by their peers to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list and to Andy Dosdall for being named to the 2017 Minnesota Rising Stars list! Lenny, who is an MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist, has been honored to be selected to the Super Lawyers list for 10 consecutive years while Jon is being recognized for the 2nd year in a row.  Andy is a “rookie” and it’s great to see him receive such an honor.

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are selected based on the results of a multiphase selection process that includes peer nominations, independent research of candidates, and a blue ribbon panel review process.  Being named to the Super Lawyers list is an honor that is given to no more than 5% of Minnesota attorneys and being named to the Rising Stars list is an honor that is given to no more than 2.5% of Minnesota attorneys.  Rising Stars are limited to individuals who are 40 years old or younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. For more information about the selection process, please click here.

Jon, Lenny, and Andy greatly appreciate the support of their fellow lawyers and thank them for this honor.  They also thank all of their clients, for whom they always try to do their best work and whose trust and confidence is greatly appreciated.

Leonard Segal’s Article Regarding the New Minneapolis and St. Paul Sick and Safe Time Requirements Published

The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants asked Leonard Segal to write an article regarding the new Minneapolis and St. Paul Sick and Safe Time Requirements that are scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2017.  The article has been published in the MNCPA June/July 2017 issue of Footnotes magazine.  You can read the article here (web version) or here (magazine print version).

Employer Action: The Governor vetoed a bill put forth by the Minnesota State Legislature to prevent cities from passing ordinances such as these so, absent further intervention from the courts, these new ordinances will take effect on July 1, 2017.   Employers who have not yet done so would be wise to plan now to ensure compliance with these new ordinances.

 

 

 

 

Leonard Segal Presented Four Sessions at Minnesota CLE’s 2017 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

The 2017 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, co-sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section, and the Twin Cities Human Resource Association, took place on May 22 & 23, 2017 at the St. Paul RiverCentre.  The annual ELI is one of the largest employment law conferences in the country!

Leonard Segal was honored to be asked to speak once again at this year’s ELI.  This year, Lenny led four sessions, including two during the alternate plenary session.  If you were at this year’s ELI, hopefully you had a chance to see at least one of Lenny’s sessions.  Here is a brief summary of each of Lenny’s sessions:

  • Unlawful Harassment in the workplace – During the alternate plenary session, Lenny guided attendees through the current state of the law regarding unlawful workplace harassment.  Topics included: what constitutes “unwelcome” and “severe or pervasive” conduct, the standard for determining whether conduct rises to the level of unlawful harassment, and when an employer can be held liable for unlawful harassment.
  • Hiring and screening – During the alternate plenary session Lenny, filling in for another presenter who was unable to attend, addressed what employers can and cannot do during the hiring process.  Among the topics discussed were: questions employers can and cannot ask of job applicants, what background checks can be conducted, and the extent to which screening or or other testing may be conducted.
  • Open Forum on the Family and Medical Leave Act – Intended to be a more advanced FMLA session, Lenny and two other experienced employment law attorney led this session in which attendees had the opportunity to ask anything and everything about the FMLA.  As anyone who applies the FMLA knows, tricky situations can arise when the FMLA is involved.  This was a fun session that yielded dozens of questions from attendees.  It could have gone on for the entire afternoon if there was sufficient time!
  • Open Forum on Discipline and Discharge – Discipline and discharge of employees can be very tricky even for the most well-intentioned employers.   During this session, attendees were able to ask the panel their toughest discipline & discharge questions.  The same panel that led the Open Forum on the FMLA also led this session.

As always, this year’s Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute was terrific!  Attendees were able to learn a ton of information and walked out with great resource materials.  For further information about this year’s program, please click this link: 2017 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

If you attended this year, we hope you had a great time and found the ELI to be a great experience!

On January 19, 2017, Leonard Segal Was a Panelist During Minnesota CLE’s 2017 New Lawyer Experience Program

Once again, Leonard Segal served as a panelist for “Quick Answers to the Legal Questions that Friends, Relatives and Strangers Will Ask You at Cocktail Parties,” during Minnesota Continuing Legal Education’s 2017 New Lawyer Experience program.  This session, which took place on January 19, 2017, is always a highlight of the New Lawyer CLE program.

This year’s panel included experienced lawyers in the areas of employment and labor law (Lenny), estate planning, criminal law, immigration law and family law. For further information about the 2017 New Lawyer Experience, click here.

On January 10, 2017, Leonard Segal Served as a Panelist for a CLE on Law Firm Marketing

On January 10, 2017, Leonard Segal participated in a CLE webcast on law firm marketing.  “Marketing Effectively Within the Rules,” which was part of Minnesota Continuing Legal Education’s Law Practice Management Series, provided an opportunity for Lenny and the other panelists to give their thoughts and insight on how lawyers can best market their services in today’s market.

SeilerSchindel, PLLC is a Finalist for 2017 Best of St. Louis Park

SeilerSchindel, PLLC has been honored as a 2017 finalist for the best law firm in St. Louis Park!  After finishing as a runner-up in 2016, St. Louis Park Magazine announced the firm as a finalist for the second consecutive year.   View the complete list of finalists and cast your vote here.

SeilerSchindel, PLLC is a full service corporate, employment, and family law firm serving businesses and individuals in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

On November 28, 2016, Leonard Segal was on WCCO Radio Discussing the Injunction that Blocked Implementation of the New Overtime Rule

On November 28, 2016, Leonard Segal appeared on Jordana Green’s WCCO radio show to discuss the implications of the temporary injunction that was issued by a Texas Judge blocking implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule.

If you would like to listen to Lenny’s radio appearance, click here and search for “Lenny Segal.”  You also may read Lenny’s blog on this major development here.