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    Whistleblower Claims: Changing the Legal Landscape for Employers

    Date: April 8, 2020
    North Star SHRM
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting has been postponed.
    No cost to North Star SHRM members and we welcome guests at no cost to attend up to 3 meetings prior to joining
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting
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    The target audience for this seminar is HR professionals and any business owners.  Whistleblower law continues to develop at warp speed.  This session will review the latest developments, both in Minnesota and under Federal law, the proof necessary to defend whistleblower claims, strategies for internal investigations, attorney-client privilege issues, HR’s responsibility in relation to the company, and the unique challenges in litigating whistleblower claims.

    Objectives are:

    • Understand the difference between Minnesota and Federal whistleblower laws.
    • Learn how to investigate whistleblower claims.
    • Understand the role of HR in whistleblower claims.

    This seminar will be presented by Cynthia Bremer, managing shareholder of the Minneapolis office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

    Cynthia has extensive experience in employment law and complete litigation matters.  While Cynthia’s primary focus has been employment litigation defense in federal and state courts throughout the Midwest, including class and collective actions, Cynthia also advises companies on employment law issues involving past and present employees.  Further, Cynthia has litigated numerous restrictive covenants suits, including seeking and defending preliminary injunctions and merit proceedings.  In addition to extensive litigation and advising experience in employment law, Cynthia’s experience also includes securities arbitrations, commercial and civil litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

    Prior to entering private practice in Minnesota in 1999, Cynthia was in private practice in North Dakota.  While in North Dakota, Cynthia was also a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of North Dakota and represented the State in dozens of administrative hearings and appeals.