Nancy S. Anton

Partner
Nancy S. Anton
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Media & Presentations
  • Professional & Community
4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3934
F 612.371.3207
Marilyn L. Olson
T 612.752.1074
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Nancy Anton provides invaluable advice and strategic direction to business owners and human resources management on employment law issues that arise in the workplace. Nancy has 20+ years’ experience offering practical advice to clients on discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour claims, enforcement of non-competes, leaves of absence, and other employment law matters. She educates and performs on-site training for clients and their employees, conducts investigations in response to employee complaints, and performs employment law audits for compliance with state, federal and local employment laws and regulations. Nancy also develops internal policies and agreements for clients from hiring to separation, including leaves of absence, affirmative action and others. She zealously and successfully defends clients before state and federal trial and appellate level courts and agencies.

Awards & Recognition
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2006-2009)
Experience
  • Preparing Affirmative Action Plans and Programs for clients contracting with local, state and federal agencies and representing state and federal contractors and subcontractors in OFCCP, Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul Affirmative Action Audits, including negotiating conciliation agreements under Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and VEVRAA.
  • Defending clients before the EEOC under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, Equal Pay Act, and state fair employment practices agencies on discrimination and retaliation charges and preparation of responses to Charges of Discrimination.
  • Preparing Drug and Alcohol Testing Policies under DOT and state laws and counseling clients on compliance.
  • Counseling clients on Employee Discharge and Documentation.
  • Preparing Employment Documents including policies, safety manuals and employee handbooks for clients.
  • Preparing Employment Forms for clients on employee performance management, hiring materials, leave documents and separation documents.
  • Counseling clients and preparing forms for clients on background checks under the FCRA and state law.
  • Conducting Employment Law Compliance Assessments.
  • Preparing Offer Letters, Employment Agreements, Non-compete Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Non-solicitation Agreements, Assignment of Inventions Agreements.
  • Counseling clients on FMLA compliance and other leaves of absence in the workplace under state and federal law.
  • Conducting Form I-9 Audits and counseling clients on compliance with immigration laws, representing clients in I-9 Audit by ICE.
  • Conducting Due Diligence on Employment Matters in Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Preparing WARN Act Notices and counseling clients on plant closings and compliance with WARN Act and state plant closing laws.
  • Counseling clients on OSHA and representing clients in OSHA appeals for citations and negotiating reduced fines and settlement.
  • Preparing Separation Agreements and Releases and counseling clients on ADEA and OWBPA compliance as part of Reduction in Force and otherwise.
  • Negotiating Severance and Separation and Release Agreements.
  • Conducting Sexual Harassment and Diversity Training for Employees and Management at client sites.
  • Representing clients in wage and hour claims before DOL and with employees under FLSA and state law regarding minimum wage and overtime, deductions from wages and negotiating settlements.
  • Conducting workplace investigations on sexual harassment and other claims of discrimination.
  • Representing clients before state unemployment compensation departments and before Minnesota Court of Appeals.
  • Performing analysis of exempt v. non-exempt status under FLSA and classification of workers (employee v. independent contractor) for clients under DOL, IRS and MDEED regulations.
  • Counseling clients on Social Media Policies, Confidentiality Agreements and NLRB Unfair Labor Practice claims.
  • Counseling clients on ADA and MHRA reasonable accommodation requirements.
  • Counseling clients on Minnesota Personnel Record Act, WESA, DATWA, and other Minnesota Employment laws on parental leave.
  • Preparing Independent Contractor and Consulting Agreements.
Media & Presentations
Legal Alerts
Publications
2015
"Proceed with Caution: Navigating Increased and Changing Regulations"
Inside the Minds: The Impact of Recent Regulatory Developments in Employment Law, 2015 Edition
2014
An Employer's Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota
Contributor, 11th Edition, 12th Edition (Also 2011)
2013
"Are You Covered?"
Lindquist & Vennum Employment Law Resource
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Events
01.2016
"Employment Law Briefing - A Practical Guide to Compliance"
Marsh & McLennan Agency (also January 2015)
2015
"WESA Wage Non-Disclosure Law"
Presenter, Lindquist & Vennum Employment Law Seminar
2013
"Are You Covered?"
Presenter, Lindquist & Vennum Employment Law Seminar
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Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Professional & Community

Clerkship

  • Iowa Court of Appeals, The Honorable Michael J. Streit, 1996-97

Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3934
F 612.371.3207
Marilyn L. Olson
T 612.752.1074
  • Drake University Law School

    (J.D., with honors, 1996)

  • Hamline University

    (B.A., magna cum laude, 1993)

  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

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