Office of the Minnesota Attorney General – Workers’ Rights Attorney

The Office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is seeking an experienced lawyer to build and lead an enhanced effort to enforce workers’ rights.  The attorney will primarily be responsible for creating and overseeing this effort, including identifying enforcement and litigation priorities, developing legal strategies, and determining goals and metrics for assessing impact.  The position will involve collaboration with worker organizations and advocacy groups, other government agencies, and employer associations.  This attorney will lead initiatives to improve the working conditions of Minnesotans by using the office’s authority to protect workers’ wages and ensure lawful treatment of employees.  The attorney will conduct and supervise investigations and litigation addressing systemic violations of workplace rights laws. 

This position is a rare opportunity to help build a new priority area within the Attorney General’s office, and requires a dynamic individual with excellent legal and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work creatively and collaboratively.

Requirements:  We are seeking a candidate with at least eight (8) years of litigation or prosecutorial experience.  Experience in some or all of the following areas is preferred but not required:  affirmative litigation or investigations of wage and hour and other labor-related violations; development and management of complex investigations; history of working with diverse workers and communities; supervision of other lawyers or staff; prior history of public service.  Fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Somali or other relevant language for Minnesota workers preferred but not required.

Public service with this office may qualify applicants to have part of their student loans forgiven under a federal student loan forgiveness program for state government employees.  (Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.)

Applications:  Attorneys may express interest by submitting a cover letter and resume that includes relevant litigation experience and academic credentials to:

Office of the Minnesota Attorney General

Attn: June Walsh

445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1100

St. Paul, MN  55101

ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  If you need reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call June Walsh at (651) 757-1199 or (800) 627-3529 (Minnesota Relay).

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