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Rachel A. Brygger

Attorney
p (612) 604-6562   f (612) 604-6962 
Education
University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, B.S., Business, 2006
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Experience

Rachel A. Brygger is an attorney at Winthrop & Weinstine in the Employment Law practice group.  She routinely advises clients on employment law matters, including employment discrimination, hiring, wage and hour issues, employee discipline and discharge, non-competition issues and other matters related to state and federal employment laws. 

Rachel graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas School of Law where she was a Presidential Scholarship recipient.  During her time in law school, Rachel competed in the New York City Bar National Moot Court Competition, served as the Notes and Comments Editor of the UST Journal of Law and Public Policy, and was a member of the UST Board of Advocates.  Before attending law school, Rachel graduated with distinction from the University of Minnesota Curtis L. Carlson School of Management.

Bar Admissions
Minnesota
Representative Matters
  • Ongoing general employment law counseling regarding compliance with federal and state employment laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Draft and review company policies and procedures, including employee handbooks.
  • Draft employment agreements, covenants not to compete and confidentiality agreements.
  • Advise clients on appropriate disciplinary action for employees.
  • Advise employers on compliance with sick and safe time laws throughout the country; draft policies in compliance with sick and safe time laws.
  • Prepare responses to unemployment claims filed with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
  • Draft employee severance agreements and releases of liability.
  • Provide employment law and human resource counseling services to various clients on the subject of wage claim/wage and hour issues and compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Advise employers on how to comply with employee pregnancy and parental leave issues in accordance with applicable law.
 
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