Employment Law 101 for Government Lawyers

Event Description

Deadline to Register: September 19, 2018

Learn about Minnesota and federal employment laws that govern the employment relationship in the public sector, from pre-hire through post-separation.


Lunch & registration at 11:45.  Program begins at 12:00.


Sydnee Woods | Associate General Counsel | Metropolitan Council 

Sydnee Woods is an Associate General Counsel with the Metropolitan Council’s Office of General Counsel.  She primarily handles employment and data practices matters, which include litigation, contracts, and policy issues.  She has been with the Council for eleven years.  Previously, Sydnee was a prosecutor in New Orleans and Ramsey County and also a civil litigator.  She received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Chicago, her law degree from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and clerked for the Honorable Edward Toussaint, Jr., former Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  Sydnee has served as an adjunct professor at University of Minnesota Law School and taught the Race and the Law seminar at William Mitchell College of Law.

Kristyn Anderson | General Counsel | Minnesota Management & Budget

Kristyn Anderson serves as General Counsel and Enterprise Employment Law Counsel for Minnesota Management & Budget.  Prior to this position, she worked at the Attorney General’s Office for 13 years in the Civil Litigation division litigating a variety of civil cases, including employment law, data practices and Constitutional cases.  She regularly advises State agencies on compliance with employment laws and data practices and is a frequent trainer on a variety of employment law topics.  She practiced employment law for four years at the beginning of her legal career in a law firm in Minneapolis.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code: 262893


Public Law Section Member:  Free!
MSBA Member not in the section: $10.00  
Non-Member:  $15.00 
Law Student: Free

Join the Public Law Section:  $27.00 ($17 for Public Attorneys/Legal Services)  MSBA members who are not members of the Public Law Section can join the section & attend this CLE and most Public Law CLE for FREE. Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Kara Haro to register for this meeting at no charge.

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Questions? Contact Kara Haro | 612-278-6329

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Friday, September 21, 2018

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Skjegstad Room / Minnesota Department of Revenue Saint Paul, MN United States