Andrew E. Tanick

Shareholder Minneapolis

Andy Tanick has over 25 years of experience defending employment claims and helping employers develop effective policies and avoid litigation. He advises businesses of all sizes on issues such as non-compete agreements, severance negotiations, and employment policies and practices, and has successfully defended cases throughout the country in areas such as discrimination, retaliation and harassment. Andy’s litigation practice also includes his defense of disability access lawsuits under Title III of the ADA and the Minnesota Human Rights Act, ranging from defending owners of restaurants and office buildings in increasingly common “drive-by” litigation to service animal litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Andy was the Office Administrative Partner and a member of the Management Committee of another Labor and Employment law firm in Minneapolis. Andy is a Labor and Employment Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is a frequent lecturer at employment law seminars and has written several employment law articles. During law school, Andy was a Note and Comment Editor, and a published author, on the Minnesota Law Review, and performed at Carnegie Hall in college as a member of the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble.


Experience

  • Defeated motion for Temporary Restraining Order on behalf of client accused of misappropriation of competitor’s trade secrets.
  • Obtained Temporary Injunction to enforce non-competition agreement prohibiting former salon employee from competition within ten miles or calling on client’s customers
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing multiple claims brought by former shareholder of family business, alleging wrongful termination and various violations of Minnesota Business Corporations Act
  • Defeated motion for Temporary Restraining Order on behalf of Kansas client accused of misappropriation of competitor’s trade secrets
  • Obtained immediate dismissal of suit seeking $950,000 in commissions and various other employment-related claims, on jurisdictional grounds
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing federal and state age discrimination claims against New Mexico business with facility in Minnesota; affirmed on appeal by Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Management Attorneys' Association

Speeches:

  • Hennepin County Bar Association - ''Friedlander: The Canary Does, In Fact, Sing Again'' - Minneapolis - November 09, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''Beer, Wine, and Spirits, Part III: Preparing for the Winter Workplace – Holiday Parties, Drug Testing, and Inclement Weather'' - Minneapolis - October 24, 2017
  • Siouxland SHRM - ''Legislative Update'' - South Sioux City - October 19, 2017
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute - ''Employee Discipline and Discharge – Top Mistakes Employers Make and How to Avoid Them'' - Minneapolis - July 12, 2017
  • Minneapolis Employment Law Briefing - ''Comfort Dogs, No Nuts, and Odor-Free Workplaces – The Expansion of 'Reasonable' Accommodations'' - Minneapolis - November 2016
  • Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce - ''Wage and Hour Basics – The Fundamentals You Must Know'' - Sauk Centre - September 27, 2016
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute - ''Wage and Hour Basics – The Fundamentals You Must Know'' - St. Paul - May 24, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Retail and Hospitality Roundtable – What’s Keeping Employers Up at Night'' - Chicago - May 05, 2016
  • 32nd Annual Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute Webinar - ''Religious Accommodation Issues for an Increasingly Diverse Workforce'' - June 2015
  • 31st Annual Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute - ''Religious Accommodation Issues for an Increasingly Diverse Workforce'' - St. Paul - May 2014
  • Fidelity Bank “Intellectual Capital” Series - ''The Top Eight Ways to Get Sued by Your Employees, and How to Avoid Them'' - Bloomington - April 2014
  • Referrals Unlimited - ''The Top Eight Ways to Get Sued by your Employees – and How to Avoid Them'' - Eden Prairie - March 2014
  • KPA Webinar - ''Title VII: Religious Discrimination, Harassment and Accommodation'' - Minneapolis - February 2014
  • North Star Chapter, Minnesota, SHRM - ''Title VII: Religious Discrimination, Harassment and Accommodation'' - Anoka - February 2014
  • KPA Webinar - ''HR Q&A'' - Minneapolis - January 2013
  • KPA Webinar - ''Employment Law Implications of Social Media'' - Minneapolis - October 2012
  • 29th Annual Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute - ''Mistakes the Other Side Makes – Avoiding Litigation Blunders That Can Cost Your Client Dearly'' - St. Paul - May 2012

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March 01, 2017 - Law360 - "8th Circ. Panel Won't Revive Optomec Age Bias Suit"

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