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Kevin M. Mosher

Labor & Employment Section Chair
Saint Paul 651-389-5007
Assistant - Mona Colsch651-389-5022

Biography

Kevin is an experienced general litigation attorney representing businesses and insurance companies throughout the U.S. in defending against general liability and employment claims and lawsuits.

Labor & Employment (Counseling & Litigation) – In addition to his litigation practice, Kevin is the go-to HR attorney for many businesses, counseling them on handling HR compliance and working with them to devise strategies in handling workplace issues. As an MSBA Board Certified Labor & Employment Law Specialist, he has successfully represented and counseled hundreds of businesses on all aspects of HR. From litigation avoidance strategies to non-compete enforcement and defense, to executive contracts and severance agreements, to developing a strategy for layoffs and immigration compliance, Kevin works with businesses to address all of their HR legal needs.

General Liability (Litigation) -- Kevin additionally represents businesses and insurance companies to defend against general liability matters arising from, automobile, construction defect, and accident claims involving property damage or premises liability, personal injury, and wrongful death. He has served as national litigation counsel for Fortune 500 and 1000 companies alike.

Representative Experience

  • Kevin has represented companies in hundreds of state and federal lawsuits and administrative investigations.
  • Obtained summary judgment in cases in multiple industries from construction defect to employment law.
  • More than a hundred successful mediations for insurance carriers and corporate defendants.
  • Successfully represented and advocated for companies throughout the U.S. before various federal agencies, including EEOC, ICE, DOL, NLRB and many state agencies.
  • Successfully advised businesses on thousands of complicated HR legal issues, such as harassment investigations, mass layoffs, terminations, and contract interpretation, without litigation ensuring for the businesses.
  • Successfully written hundreds of HR related legal agreements without legal challenge, including severance agreements, contracts, settlement agreements, non-competes, non-solicitations, employment agreements and confidentiality agreements.
  • Successfully obtained dozens of visas for businesses for key employees (example: B, H-1B, L, O, P, and TN visas).
  • Successfully obtained several green cards for businesses for key employees.
  • Founder of Thompson Coe’s myHRgenius program.
  • Manages Thompson Coe's monthly Labor & Employment webinar series – HR Best Practices.
  • Frequent public speaker.
  • Trains businesses across the U.S. on various compliance topics from #MeToo to Supervisor Performance Review Strategies to Hiring & Firing topics.

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law  (J.D., 2002)
    • Hamline Law Review, Managing Editor
    • CALI Award - International Law
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison  (B.S., 1997)
    • History

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court, Minnesota
  • Federal District Court, Minnesota
  • Federal District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Federal District Court, Central District of Illinois

Professional and Community Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association-Member, Labor & Employment and Immigration Law Sections
  • Ramsey County Bar Association

Speeches and Presentations

  • May 2018 - Willis Towers Watson Total Rewards Conference (MN) – Employment Law Update
  • October 2018 – GovDocs – Don’t let #MeToo become #YouToo
  • February 2019 – Paylocity Quarterly Employment Law Roundtable – Trumping HR in 2019
  • Multiple dates in 2016 - Association of Legal Administrators, Changes are in the Air: Understanding the DOL's New Rules pm Salaries, Independent Contractors
  • December 17, 2015 – Club E, St. Paul, MN. What HR Changes to Expect in 2016
  • April 16, 2015 - Ninth Annual Labor and Employment Seminar, Dallas, TX: Immigration Update/Impact of the President’s Executive Orders
  • April 16, 2015 - Ninth Annual Labor and Employment Seminar, Dallas, TX: Strategies for the Employers Dealing With the Undocumented Worker Dilemma
  • March 19, 2015 - HFTP Midwest Regional Conference, Detroit, MI
  • May 21, 2014 - Association of Legal Administrators, Toronto - Staying HR Savvy: U.S. Employment & Labor Law Update
  • April 9, 2014 - Ramsey County Bar Association - Advising Small Businesses: Independent Contractor vs. Employee Status
  • May 2013 - Minnesota State Bar Association - Contract Principles
  • December 18, 2013 - Minnesota State Bar Association - Immigration Law for Employment Attorneys
  • Authors weekly HR Tip of the Week column for the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

Professional Recognition

  • MSBA Certified Labor & Employment Law Specialist, 2011-present
  • MSBA Immigration Section Board of Directors, 2012-2013

Languages

  • German

Published Work

Author: "The Effects of Globalization and Practical Aspects of Hiring Foreign Workers" published in "Employing International Workers" (Aspatore Books)

Firm Highlights

Publication

Recruiting in 2021

What is Robert Half’s process? How do they make sure that you get the best candidate for the role? Join Kevin and Andrew McNaughtan, Director of Legal Permanent Placement from Robert Half, talk about the candidate...

Publication

The COVID-19 Vaccine Part 2

The golden question: can you mandate the COVID-19 vaccine? EEOC has now given guidance surrounding vaccines in the workplace. Join Kevin Mosher and repeat guest, Stephanie Rojo from the Thompson Coe Austin office talk...

Event

So You Want to Know About Workplace Safety Rules & Obligations?

Publication

The 2020 HR Recap

We’ve made it to the recap episode! The good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. Join Kevin and Elaine (Lainey) Luthens as they discuss it all including FFCRA legislation, OSHA, what they...

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The Importance of Strategic Transitions

Transitions versus change, what’s the destination and why is this important for a business?  Kevin talks with Gwen Gierke from Gierke Jungbauer on how they help to manage transitions. Transition happens in three stages: the ending, the neutral zone, and...

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The COVID-19 Vaccine Part 1

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence: the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. How does this tie into HR and how could you benefit as a...

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The Tale of OCS and the Coronavirus

How has Opportunity Community Services survived during this pandemic and Phase 1? Rose Kukwa of Opportunity Community Services and Dennis Van Norman with Van Norman & Associates share their experience.  Rose and her team...

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ICHRAs

Individual Coverage HRA. What is it? What are the benefits and drawbacks? What companies are a good fit for ICHRAs versus group health plans? Kevin talks with Matt Hollister, President and CEO of Business...