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Holden Law Firm ( Areas of Practice )

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Holden Law Firm, is a private law practice with a focus on Employment Law (for employers and employees), based in the Twin Cities.

Holden Law Firm represents employees and small businesses with employment law matters. John Holden is the principal attorney. With over 30 years of experience as legal counsel for businesses and individuals we handle reviewing, negotiating, drafting and litigating employment contracts, severance agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-competition agreements and resolving discrimination/harassment employee complaints and employee disputes.

From our office in Minnetonka I serve clients in Minneapolis, Saint Paul and the surrounding communities.

Give us a call at 952-943-3960 or contact us online to learn more.


Employment Law Attorney

John Holden

My practice serves the legal needs of individuals and small businesses throughout the Twin Cities and the surrounding communities. We regularly assist with issues related to ongoing employment and human resources law for individuals and small business.

John C. Holden, Esq.

Holden Law Firm, PLLC

12800 Whitewater Drive

Suite 100

Minnetonka, MN 55343

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A Skilled Employment Law Attorney for Individuals and Small Business

When you work with the Holden Law Firm, you gain access to an experienced attorney who helps you and your business approach employment and human resource needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Over the past 30 years, I have worked closely with individuals and businesses throughout the Twin Cities metro area. This includes serving as an attorney in private practice, a contract attorney for Northwest Airlines and in-house counsel for C.P. Rail. These experiences allow me to take on a wide range of challenges and help businesses develop proactive strategies to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws.

Through the course of my career, I have assisted with the following:

  • Investigating and resolving Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints and ensuring compliance with federal law.
  • Negotiated and drafted Employment Contracts, Severance Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements and Non-Competition Agreements on behalf of businesses and individuals.
  • Orchestrated and investigated complex employment issues such as alleged violations of vulnerable adult act incidents, alleged CEO sexual harassment, anonymous harassing letters and numerous other employee complaints, incidences and problems.
  • Achieved favorable results representing business clients and individuals regarding employment disputes involving Title VII, FMLA, ADA, Wage and Hour laws, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
  • Counseled businesses on hiring and firing guidelines, drafted Employee Handbooks, and other employment policies and procedures.
  • Negotiating and resolving numerous small business legal disputes
  • Reasonable hourly rate.

We are highly responsive to your needs, ensuring you get answers to your questions as quickly as possible.

Select General Counsel for Your Business

At Holden Law Firm, we’re available to represent a select number of small businesses and nonprofits that have ongoing employment counsel, contract review, lease negotiations, conflict resolution and litigation management needs. Through the counsel we deliver Holden Law Firm’s Select General Counsel Program can reduce turnover, improve employee morale, avoid costly litigation and reduce workers’ compensation and unemployment claims.

John Holden can assist with the following Areas of Practice:

  • Employment Law
  • Human Resources Legal Advice
  • Severance Agreement Negotiation
  • Employment Agreements
  • Wrongful termination
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Business Formation
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate Lease Negotiations
  • Dispute Resolution, and Litigation

Employment and Business Law Library

  1. U.S. Department of Labor
  2. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  3. Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules
  4. Minnesota Department of Human Rights
  5. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  6. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 FAQ
  7. Federal Code
  8. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  9. Federal Courts

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Recent Blog Posts

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Employee or Independent Contractor?

Misclassification of employees as independent contractors is a common issue for business owners in Minnesota and elsewhere. Business owners receive many benefits from classifying working with independent contractors as opposed to hiring an employee. There are no federal taxes to withhold, and no Social Security or Medicare taxes to pay. The employer also doesn’t have […]

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How Employees are Classified.

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Status: How Employees are Classified. Classification of employees is dictated by Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules. The FLSA ensures employees receive compensation for their work, guaranteeing a minimum wage as well as fair overtime pay when applicable. A small portion of workers are “exempt” from a minimum wage or overtime as […]

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Independent Contractors

Independent Contractors in Minnesota: Many businesses routinely use independent contractor agreements.  Whether those non-employees working for the business are consultants, independent contractors or vendors, business can benefit greatly from using independent contractors rather than hiring employees.   Some of the benefits to the employer include: Not having to withhold federal taxes Not having to pay […]

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