FordHarrison Continues to Expand Minneapolis Office – John C. Hauge Joins as Partner

Date   Nov 15, 2012

FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of John C. Hauge as a partner in the firm's Minneapolis office. Previously, John was a shareholder with Briggs and Morgan in Minneapolis.  Prior to that, John had been a partner at Rider Bennett, where he practiced with two colleagues who are now partners at FordHarrison.  With John's addition, FordHarrison's Minneapolis office has now doubled in size since 2010, from four attorneys to eight.

John 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 labor and employment issues, including: collective bargaining, contract administration, union avoidance, reductions-in-force and plant closings, employment discrimination claims, whistleblower and retaliation claims, shareholder 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 has helped many clients through difficult litigation, and has appeared on behalf of clients before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, Minnesota OSHA, state and federal departments of labor, and state and federal courts in Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Virginia. John received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1999.

While at the University of Minnesota, John served as a research assistant in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Policy's Center for Labor Policy, and he interned at Region 18 of the NLRB. 

 "Having practiced with John in the past, I believe his labor and employment law background will be a valuable asset to our clients, both in Minnesota and nationwide."