MINNEAPOLIS — March 14, 2022. Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys . Heather Bredeson has joined, and Rachel Brygger has re-joined, the firm’s Employment Counseling Practice.

Heather R. Bredeson represents clients in connection with all aspects of employment counseling, including advising on and drafting employer handbooks and policies regarding hiring, leave and accommodation requests, discipline, termination, and compliance with state and federal laws across multiple jurisdictions. She also has experience drafting contracts including employment agreements, separation agreements, confidentiality agreements, and non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. She has a particular interest in preventing EEO, FMLA, and whistleblower claims. Heather earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from University of Minnesota Law School, with a Labor & Employment Law concentration. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, in Psychology and Political Science from the College of St. Benedict.

Rachel A. Brygger advises clients on employment law matters, including employment hiring and intake matters, wage and hour issues, non-competition and confidentiality issues, discipline and discharge, and other matters related to state and federal employment laws. She drafts many types of employment policies and procedures for clients, including employee handbooks. Rachel earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where she was the Notes and Comments Editor for the UST Journal of Law and Public Policy. She earned her B.S. in Business from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.