Employment Law

Tactical Advice and Counsel

MILLER O’BRIEN JENSEN, P.A. has represented employees in workplace matters for decades. Whether we are working behind the scenes or are in direct communication with an employer on behalf of a client, we offer our clients frank assessment of their bargaining power and provide practical and creative ways to leverage optimal results.


While compensation is often a key element of negotiation concerning job separation, it is by no means the only element. Many clients come to us with concerns regarding their reputation and future career, in addition to concerns about lost wages and benefits.

We have a long track record of securing the desired terms for our clients in complex matters, including cases involving sophisticated employment, non-compete, and stock agreements. We also have secured substantial settlement awards, pre-litigation, in direct negotiation with employers and during the administrative process of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR).


We give thoughtful direction to our clients about the risks and rewards of litigation, carefully considering your needs and desires as well as the legal landscape. We have successfully represented employees in single-client, multiple-client, and national class-action cases.

Although we successfully resolve the vast majority of our client’s legal issues without court involvement, we have the experience and resources to litigate against even the most powerful corporations when necessary.

Our results include:

    • Kosen, et al. v. American Express Financial Advisors, et al, No. 02-cv-0082 (D.D.C. 2002) (obtaining multi-million dollar recovery on behalf of a class of women who experienced sex discrimination).
    • Abeyta, et al. v. Lehtinen, No. 16-cv-00537 (D. Minn. 2016) (obtaining 100% of unpaid overtime wages in complex FLSA collective action on behalf of Minnesota iron range workers).
    • Turna v. Mayo Clinic, No. 18-cv-00547 (D. Minn. 2019) (securing a ruling that professional client’s long-term disability benefits had been arbitrarily miscalculated and must be recalculated to capture significant pre-disability income).
    • USI Insurance Services, LLC v. Sturgis, No. 20-cv-000899 (Wis. Dist. Ct. 2021) (successfully defended client from claims of breach of non-compete agreement).