Minnesota Labor & Employment Lawyer

Duane Johnson has over 25 years of experience helping employees and small and medium-sized businesses with their labor and employment law needs. From business negotiations and contracts to discrimination and harassment lawsuits, from labor laws and employment acts to instances of retaliation and fraud, Duane has seen it all. He has the professional qualifications and broad experience needed to ensure that you receive the best legal assistance possible and that you are fully protected.

Duane is well-regarded in the legal community.  He is a Labor and Employment Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association, a designation earned by leading attorneys who have completed a rigorous approval process, including an examination in the specialty area, peer review, and documented experience.

As a skilled employment lawyer, Duane can advise and direct you through your problem.  He is experienced in:

  • Trial and appeals
  • Administrative hearings
  • Grievance arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Personnel law consultation

Minneapolis Employment Harassment and Discrimination Attorney

As an employee, you may be facing a devasting problem involving workplace harassment or discrimination.  As a small business employer, you may be faced with an unfair charge that you, or one of your supervisors, harassed or discriminated against an employee.  Whatever your situation or the facts of your case, as an experienced attorney Duane can guide and help you achieve the best resolution possible.  If you are struggling with a workplace matter, please contact Duane for a confidential consultation to discuss your situation.  He will help you determine the best plan of action.

Below is a small sampling of the types of matters Duane specializes in handling:

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Whistle blowing
  • Negligent supervision, hiring and retention in the workplace
  • Instances of fraud or fraud accusation
  • Discharge hearings
  • Wrongful termination
  • Instances of retaliation and reprisal
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Veterans rights
  • Unemployment information

Business and Labor Litigation Services

Duane can also help you with any administrative concerns you may be having, from breaches of contracts to negotiating confidentiality agreements. His aim is to help you gain a better understanding of the everyday dealings so you can avoid conflict in the future.  If there is a dispute or conflict that needs to be resolved, Duane can provide you with diligent research and representation through arbitration and trial. Administrative services include:

  • Comparable worth issues
  • Contract negotiations
  • Breach of contracts
  • Collective bargaining
  • Labor negotiations
  • Union certification
  • Trade secrets issues
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Miscellaneous other matters

Minnesota Employment and Business Lawyer

Browse through this website and contact Duane to learn more about your rights pertaining to:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act
  • The Family Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Government Data Practices Act

If you are concerned regarding any employment matter, please contact Duane using the inquiry form on this page, or give him a call at 612-529-6041.


Law Office on the Parkway 4318 Xerxes Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55412
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Downtown Minneapolis Office 222 South 9th Street
Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3389

Lake Vermilion Office 2571 Birch Point Road Tower, MN 55790