Labor and Employment Law

The specialty field of Labor and Employment Law is the practice of law dealing with relationships among employers, employees, and labor organizations, except workers’ compensation. It includes all aspects of labor relations and employment law, both public and private, employment-related statutes, employment-related torts and contracts, and employment discrimination. This definition includes all forms of labor and employment litigation, advice, counseling, negotiations, arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution before all tribunals. The Standards and Requirements for Certification can be found here

Renew Your Certification

 Login to Renew
2022 Renewals begin January 1, 2022. First time users login with your email and use password Certemy2021!

Apply for Certification

 Start Your Application
Please first read the standards and requirements here. When ready to apply, click 'Start Your Application.' At the prompt, Click 'No' and create a new account in Certemy.

Exam Information

This exam is given every two years in the fall of odd years. The next exam will be in 2023.

DATE & TIME (Last Exam)

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Thursday, October 7, 2021


Complete application, see link above right
Standards for Certification

This exam consists of three questions. You are expected to answer any two of the questions. Two of the questions are general employment law questions. One question is a labor law question which may be answered with reference to either federal law (private sector) or state law (public sector). Questions should be answered from either an employer or employee/union perspective.
Online Examination with ExamSoft


Completed before or by October 21, 2021

This is a closed book examination. You may not bring with you or consult any outside materials, outlines or notes.  

To review for the exam, we suggest you take the Understanding Minnesota and Federal Labor & Employment Law seminar on Tuesday, October 5th! Register here.

Labor and Employment Board

Chair: Chris Jozwiak, Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP
Vice Chair: Timothy B. Kohls, Allina Health
Trina Chernos, Minneapolis City Attorneys Office
Martin J. Costello, Martin Costello Law
Thomas E. Glennon, Thomas E Glennon PA
Michael J. Moberg, Jackson Lewis PC
Anne Radolinski, Fredrikson & Byron PA
Martin Ho, Stingley & Ho
Megan Anderson, Gray Plant Mooty Mooty & Bennett PA