John Hauge is a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist who practices principally in the areas of traditional labor, employment litigation and employment advice and counsel. He represents public and private sector clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters, providing advice and counsel on issues, including: collective bargaining, contract administration, reductions-in-force and plant closing, employment discrimination claims, non-compete disputes, occupational safety and health citations, substance abuse testing issues, and wage and hour issues. John serves a broad scope of industries, including health care, hospitality, education, extrusion and fabrication, construction, manufacturing, and wholesale and retail food distribution.
John takes pride in helping clients achieve their business objectives efficiently and without disruption or unnecessary cost. Consistent with that philosophy, John works with clients to develop manager and employee training modules to reinforce policies and practices. In his management-side labor practice, John helps clients institute best practices to avoid union incursion, and to administer their contracts in a fair and consistent manner.