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The attorneys of Barna, Guzy & Steffen handle diverse labor relations matters on behalf of public and private employers of all sizes. Our comprehensive services cover the entire range of labor law, from the beginning of unionization efforts through collective bargaining and de-certification and much more.
The most effective tool to avoid unionization is achieving and maintaining a healthy workplace. The experienced labor law attorneys of Barna, Guzy & Steffen can advise employers on their rights and responsibilities when union organizations approach their employees. This may include:
In the event that employees choose to be represented by a union, our attorneys have extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements, including first contracts.
For employers who choose to do their own negotiations, we train and counsel on the mandatory or permissive subjects of bargaining as well as management rights that should not be given away at the negotiation table. We can also jump in at any point if the employer reaches a point where they are no longer comfortable doing it themselves.
We can also provide counsel and representation to public employers on special labor laws and rules that apply to local government. Barna, Guzy & Steffen attorney Scott Lepak authored a treatise of the Minnesota Public Sector Labor Law, and we serve as the general labor/employment counsel to many cities, counties, and other public subdivisions.
Because of the significant overlap of labor and employment laws, we provide clients with advice and representation on the many intricacies of employment law. The attorneys of Barna, Guzy & Steffen have successfully represented clients in cases involving drug and alcohol testing, retiree health insurance benefits, employment discrimination, and much more.
Contact us today for more information about our labor law services and to schedule an appointment.
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Our attorneys offer highly sought-after professional services for which there is an associated fee. These fees will be discussed in your initial consultation.
Billing and payments are determined by individual attorneys who will discuss these issues with clients at their initial appointments.
Our attorneys and staff are professionals experienced in providing legal services with efficiency and the utmost of client confidentiality. Trust, dedication, and professionalism are essential to the success of any business relationship. We believe these characteristics are the essence of integrity, and we strive to nurture these values within our firm. Since our inception, the attorneys at Barna, Guzy & Steffen have been committed to providing comprehensive legal services within the framework of professional excellence.
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Request to speak with an attorney in private. Your Miranda warning will be read to you by the arresting officer. It is very important that you pay attention to every word of these rights.
If you are placed under arrest, the officer has most likely completed an investigation leading to the belief that there was probable cause that you committed a crime. At this point, the officer has made their decision. Do not think that you could say or do anything to change the officer’s mind.
Do not resist arrest. Resisting arrest could subject you to further criminal charges if you go too far. Additionally, your attitude toward the arresting officer, if negative or volatile, will be presented as supporting a guilty verdict. In general, juries do not react favorably to a person who fights with police and will most likely see this is as evidence of guilt.
If convicted, the prosecution could use any negative conduct to support a harsher sentence. In short, displaying aggressive behavior toward police will only cause trouble. Even if you are scared, angry, or are experiencing high anxiety, you must maintain composure and politely request to speak to an attorney in private.
The law firm of Barna, Guzy & Steffen offers dedicated attorneys who effectively and efficiently handle your legal needs with the highest level of professionalism.