Category: News & Events

BGS Attorney Scott Lepak to Present on Labor Relations from a Pandemic Perspective on November 10

November 5, 2020  |  Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.

COVID-19 has raised new questions and concerns for employers everywhere. To help owners understand and address these unprecedented circumstances, BGS Attorney Scott Lepak will be co-presenting a free, one-hour webinar on labor relations from a pandemic perspective at 11 a.m. on Tuesday November 10, 2020. Sponsored by the League of Minnesota Cities, this webinar will explore how to avoid common pitfalls while successfully leading and managing employees during a pandemic. The free, hour-long session will address best practices in the following areas:  Understanding how to establish and maintain management rights Exploring common mistakes when responding to grievances and ways to avoid them Reviewing ways to respond to unfair labor practice claims Learning negotiation skills and how to manage critical workers during a pandemic To register for the webinar, go to: https://www.lmc.org/learning-events/events/league-events/free-webinar-labor-relations-practices-from-a-pandemic-perspective/. Scott Lepak authored a treatise of the Minnesota Public Sector Labor Law and is one of Barna, Guzy & Steffen’s highly knowledgeable and experienced labor law attorneys. Our talented team of business law professionals is here to discuss your specific needs and provide innovative legal solutions. Contact us today to learn more.

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Barna, Guzy & Steffen Announces Addition of New Shareholder

August 13, 2020  |  BGS

The Shareholders of Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd. announce that Jennifer C. Moreau has been named Shareholder. Since joining the firm in 2013, Litigation and Business Law Attorney Jennifer Moreau has been an important asset to BGS. She has been instrumental in resolving complex cases for some of the firm’s largest clients, all while managing a growing list of her own satisfied clients. Jennifer’s work includes civil and business litigation as well as employment defense and counseling. She has handled a wide variety of cases, including complex matters, and she conducts all aspects of litigation from beginning to end. Jennifer also regularly assists municipal clients with employment investigations and represents clients in grievance arbitrations. Before joining BGS, Jennifer was employed as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Robert B. Varco and Hon. Mary A. Yunker, Minnesota District Court, 2007-2013. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2007 and with highest distinction and with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2004. BGS congratulates Jennifer on this career achievement and recognizes her as an asset to the legal profession and to the community. It is a pleasure to have Jennifer on the BGS team. Established in 1938, Barna, Guzy & Steffen provides a variety of legal services…

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BGS Helps Clients Navigate the Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Landscape

March 5, 2020  |  BGS

Is your business compliant with the new California Consumer Privacy Act? Did you know the new CCPA requires many Minnesota businesses to comply with these requirements or face fines or legal action? Read on for information on how the experts at Barna, Guzy & Steffen are helping clients navigate the cybersecurity and privacy law landscape. Understanding cybersecurity and data breach laws The area of cybersecurity and privacy law is rapidly evolving. Now more than ever, companies face new compliance obligations, greater liability risk, and legal uncertainty from data breaches or privacy misconduct resulting in massive lawsuits. The passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act has led to sweeping nationwide legislation for companies to adopt appropriate data practices and manage the risks associated with new cybersecurity landscape. Steps toward compliance The first step toward compliance is understanding where and how your data is being collected, how it’s shared, and with whom – vendors, third parties, etc. Even if your business is not subject to the CCPA, you may still benefit from assessing your data-collection practices relative to enterprise risks. Next, it’s a good idea to review and update any internal privacy and security policies. The CCPA requires companies to tell consumers what type of third parties with whom you share information. Create processes to…

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