Bill Egan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Avisen Legal, P.A.
 | 901 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-455-3974
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2006
Selected To Rising Stars: 1998
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Employee Benefits (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Bill Egan has more than 30 years’ experience representing executives, business owners, small-to-midsize public companies and private enterprises as an advisor, counselor and advocate on matters relating to the employment relationship, compensation, human resources and other legal issues arising in the workplace setting.  Informed by years of experience with both routine and unusual employment relationships and workplace situations, Bill brings a pragmatic, realistic and results-oriented perspective to issues arising in the employment relationship and in the workplace.

    Bill’s primary practice involves the executive employment relationship. Bill represents both executives and business owners, senior managers and corporate boards on issues relating to executive employment law.  His deep experience includes drafting and enforcement of executive employment agreements, executive compensation, equity plans and related agreements, codes of business conduct, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, indemnification agreements, retention and change-in-control agreements, long-term incentive plans and awards, bonus and commission plans, and transition and severance issues.

    Bill is a problem-solver for senior management and human resources representatives with difficult employee discipline matters, discharge concerns, non-compete concerns, whistleblower claims, employee theft and other forms of workplace fraud, drug and alcohol issues, sexual harassment and other types of improper workplace misconduct. He also conducts internal investigations into allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, illegal retaliation against whistleblowers, and employee fraud such as embezzlement, kickbacks, fake invoicing and expense account abuse.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Employment & Labor
    • 30%Employment & Labor
    • 10%Employee Benefits
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2006 Rising Stars: 1998

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    About Bill Egan

    Admitted: 1985, Minnesota

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Former Member/Chair, Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Employers Can Chill: Facially Neutral Policies are Back, December 18, 2017
    • Employees Need Not Request Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA to Trigger Employer Duty, November 8, 2017
    • When Conditional Job Offers are Unconditional, November 16, 2017
    • Will Work for Beer? Not So Fast! November 28, 2017
    • The Background on Background Checks, November 30, 2017
    • Using a Consumer Reporting Agency to Run Applicant Background Checks, December 07, 2017
    • Non-Compete Agreements Are Enforceable; Really, They Are, December 13, 2017
    • Engagement is Essential, November 28, 2017
    • Keeping the Competition Out of Your Kitchen Presentation, December 29, 2017
    • Minneapolis Employers Caught Short on Mandatory Sick Leave Compliance, March 15, 2018
    • Always Put It In Writing: Employment Offer Letters, May 02, 2018
    • Sticky Situations: Issues with Intermittent Leave, June 18, 2018
    • To Fee or Not to Fee, That is the Question, January 22, 2019
    • Bonus Plan Disconnects, February 13, 2019
    • Non-Compete Myth #2: These Things Aren't Really Enforceable, May 09, 2019
    • Employers, Take "Notice" of Your New Wage Reporting Requirements, June 20, 2019
    • Medical Marijuana and Drug Testing in the Workplace, October 13, 2017
    • Drug Testing Employees in Minnesota, November 08, 2017
    • Stop, Think and Check Before Docking Employee Pay, December 12, 2017
    • Email is Evidence, November 29, 2017
    • Expect an Uptick in Race Discrimination Claims, December 01, 2017
    • NLRB Eases Up on Employee Conduct Policies in Handbooks, June 18, 2018
    • New Minimum Wage Rates Take Effect January 1, December 15, 2017
    • New Tax Legislation Affects Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements, December 27, 2017
    • BYO...D? Bring Your Own Device Policies, February 19, 2018
    • "Your Pregnancy or Your Job"...What NOT to Say to an Employee, April 24, 2018
    • Reasonably Accommodating Employees with Cancer, November 06, 2017
    • Government Shutdown Affects E-Verify Services, January 03, 2019
    • Infinite Releases Overkill - Can We Get Serious? January 30, 2019
    • A $1.5 Million Oversight, April 24, 2019
    • "Wage Theft" Becomes a Felony in Minnesota, June 03, 2019
    • Executive Overboard! June 24, 2019
    • Time for a Trade Secret Check-Up, January 21, 2019
    • Don't Believe Everything You Read in the Papers, November 09, 2017
    • Attractive Nuisances for Adults, November 28, 2017
    • EEOC's Efforts to Reduce Backlog a Welcome Change, November 29, 2017
    • Expensive Reminder That Pregnant Employees May Be Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation, December 01, 2017
    • Non-Competes, Blue Pencils and Red Pencils - Is This a Courtroom or a Classroom? December 12, 2017
    • Can Employers Check Social Media in the Hiring Process? December 20, 2017
    • Your Favorite Salon Has No Employees...Really? January 11, 2018
    • Negotiating While Female? February 22, 2018
    • Misclassified Employees: The Mistake That Keeps on Giving, May 02, 2018 
    • Ho Ho Hold Up on Your Holiday Party Plans, November 28, 2018
    • Lessons Learned: Keeping the Competition Out of Your Kitchen, 11/01/2017
    • Non-Compete Myth #1: Ordinary Competition is Fair Game, January 31, 2019 
    • They're Ba-a-ack: Social Security No Match Letters, May 01, 2019
    • Recent EEOC Action on Reasonable Accommodation Fails, JUN. 28, 2019 
    • Twin Cities Startup Week: Darwin Lessons, 10/13/2017

    Educational Background:

    • St. Thomas Academy
    • University of Notre Dame

    Industry Groups

    • Biotech
    • Financial Services
    • Healthcare
    • Manufacturing
    • Medtech
    • Non-Profit
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    Office Location for Bill Egan

    901 Marquette Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Phone: 612-455-3974

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    Last Updated: 12/3/2019

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