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An Experienced Team for All of Your Employment Needs

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. has an energetic employment law practice with a team of attorneys that provide our clients with a full range of employment services to meet your business’ every need. We are experienced in creatively representing employers in issues dealing with their workforce and make every attempt to minimize exposure to legal liability. We realize the importance of healthy employee relations and assist and advise our employer clients with strategies to effectively manage their workforce.

Our team of attorneys has experience and a track record of success in all employment areas ranging from employee benefits to counseling on employee relationship issues and litigation when necessary. It is what our clients have come to rely upon from us and it is what we deliver.

For more information on the specifics of each employment area, please visit our Employee Benefits, Employment Counseling and Employment Law Litigation pages. Or, contact us directly today.





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September 12, 2013
Working Remotely: Legal Implications for Employers

October 28, 2011
Materials from Winthrop & Weinstine's Employment Law Seminar

August 17, 2011
Securities & Employment Law Alert: Whistleblower Protections Expanded

June 08, 2011
Employment Lawyer Laura A. Pfeiffer Authors Chapter in Wage and Hour Handbook

April 26, 2011
Megan M. Ruwe Cautions Employers About Using Social Media to Screen Job Candidates

December 17, 2010
Finance & Commerce Q&A with Social Media & Employment Attorney Megan M. Ruwe

November 05, 2010
Materials from Winthrop & Weinstine's Employment Law Seminar Held on Nov. 4

September 23, 2010
Megan M. Ruwe Discusses How Employers Can Avoid Liability with Techology & Social Networks

September 13, 2010
Presentation Materials from Allied Executives Social Media Workshop on 9/1

June 28, 2010
Megan M. Ruwe Quoted on Handbook Law in Finance & Commerce

May 28, 2010
Megan M. Ruwe Discusses Pre-Hiring Planning in New Business Minnesota

May 17, 2010
Megan Ruwe Provides Insight on Facebook Firing in the Charlotte Observer

March 26, 2010
Megan M. Ruwe Quoted in Business Journal Article On Lawsuit Concerning LinkedIn

February 03, 2010
Megan Ruwe Gives Best Practices in HR to ALLIANCE Leadership & Management Institute

October 28, 2009
"The Risks of Increased Reliance on Technology" - Megan M. Ruwe

September 15, 2009
Laura Pfeiffer & Mark Pihart Author Minnesota Employment Law Forms and Practice Manual

August 27, 2009
"Employee Internet Postings May Pose a Risk to Employers" - Megan M. Ruwe

August 20, 2009
Megan M. Ruwe Quoted in Star Tribune on Social Networking

August 18, 2009
"Are Your Supervisors a Help or a Hindrance?" - Laura A. Pfeiffer

May 29, 2009
“As Technology Advances, So Must Your Employment Practices” – Megan M. Ruwe

May 07, 2009
“The Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make When Terminating Employees” – Laura A. Pfeiffer

May 06, 2009
Presentations from Law Firm Alliance 2009 Spring Meeting

March 03, 2009
Megan M. Ruwe Featured on PowerUp! Blog

January 12, 2009
Three Attorneys Featured in Upsize

November 01, 2008
"Pre-Employment Screening and Credit Checks" - Mark A. Pihart & Megan M. Ruwe

October 01, 2008
"Top 10 Firing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them" - Laura A. Pfeiffer

June 30, 2008
Winthrop & Weinstine Featured in Upsize

June 05, 2008
"Understanding Independent Contractor Classifications" - Mark A. Pihart & Megan M. Ruwe

November 01, 2007
"Workplace Privacy" in Human Resources 2007 - Mark A. Pihart & Megan M. Ruwe

July 01, 2007
"Documenting Discipline: Begin Early" - Mark A. Pihart & Megan M. Ruwe

July 01, 2007
"Preventing—and Coping With—Harassment Charges" - Mark A. Pihart & Megan M. Ruwe

July 01, 2007
"Workplace Privacy" in Mortgage Developments 2007 - Mark A. Pihart & Megan M. Ruwe

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Resource for Employment Issues, Immigration Compliance, Visa Strategies
Webber Law Firm, LLC

Offering More Solutions for Our Clients
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., and Webber Law Firm, LLC, an immigration law firm, are providing complementary employment-related legal representation for clients. This timely affiliation will provide clients of both law firms more solutions for their businesses in light of greater enforcement of employment, labor and immigration laws as companies continue to grow internationally.
Winthrop & Weinstine offers a large team of experienced and knowledgeable employment law attorneys, and Webber Law Firm attorneys provide clients with extensive experience with U.S. immigration law and compliance and visa strategies.
On-site visit and audits by U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Labor officials are increasingly common. This collaboration will provide clients with additional depth and resources.
About Webber Law Firm, LLC
Webber Law Firm focuses employment-based business immigration law matters and assists individuals, churches and religious organizations in immigration law issues. Because immigration law is federal law, Webber Law Firm represents clients throughout the United States and at U.S. consulates worldwide.
Attorneys from Webber Law Firm have experience advising very large, multinational corporations, start-ups and foreign investors. The firm represents clients in a wide variety of industries including software, information technology, communications technology, healthcare, green technology and medical device makers, as well as business involved in financial services, professional services, engineering, forest products and manufacturing.
Webber law firm lawyers counsel a number of foreign companies and investors who have established presence in the United States, including working with companies who are just entering the U.S. market.
Attorneys at Webber Law Firm advise clients on the following legal matters:
  • Temporary U.S. work visas, including obtaining H-1B, L-1, H-3 trainees, L-1 transferee, TN visas under the NAFTA, R-1 religious workers, O-1 extraordinary ability aliens, and E-1 and E-2 investor visas.
  • Permanent visas (green cards) through employment, including processing cases pursuant to PERM labor certification standards, as well as seeking exemptions from PERM for outstanding researchers, aliens of extraordinary ability, those whose work is in the national interest, as well as investors, intracompany transferee managers and executives, and religious workers.
  • Permanent visas (green cards) through family relationships, including marriage-based cases using the K-1 fiancé visa or K-3 spouse visa.
  • Permanent visas (green cards) through the DV Diversity Lottery.
  • Naturalization (citizenship) cases, including strategies to obtain exemptions from physical presence and residence requirements for certain qualified individuals who have spent long periods abroad, including U.S. government workers, expatriates and missionaries stationed abroad.
  • Corporate Immigration Policy Development, including best practices for compliance, and training of H.R. personnel on I-9 compliance.
  • Foreign visa facilitation—assisting U.S. companies to obtain foreign visas at foreign consulates in the United States, for short term visits, or longer work assignments abroad.
  • Ancillary issues, like procedures for obtaining Social Security Numbers, tax ID numbers, work permits, and driver's licenses, which are increasingly complex due to post-9/11 security measures.
Webber Law firm has three attorneys and a total staff of eight. The firm has language fluency in Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Hokkien (Taiwanese), and Japanese. Webber Law Firm is an AV-rated immigration law firm and a certified member of the Midwest Minority Suppliers Diversity Council (MMSDC), an association for minority-owned business enterprises.
All of the firm’s attorneys are active members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. For more information about Webber Law Firm, please visit
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