Stacey-DeKalb

Stacey A. DeKalb / Retired

Former Areas of Practice: Executive Compensation & Benefits; Severance Negotiations; Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation & Confidentiality Agreements; Employment Agreements; Independent Contractor & Consulting Agreements; Drafting & Implementing Employment Policies & Practices; Hiring & Termination Practices; Harassment & Discrimination Claims; Employment Law Litigation & Counseling; Employment Practices Training

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Stacey A. DeKalb / Biography

Stacey DeKalb has retired from her legal practice.  She has been well respected for her ability to assist clients in successfully resolving complex employment disputes. Her practical advice and strategic vision has been praised by employers and individuals alike.

Ms. DeKalb has had substantial experience in litigation and employment law matters including employment harassment and discrimination (sex, race, age, disability and other), wrongful termination, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, wage and hour issues, contract issues, whistle blower claims, drafting and negotiating executive employment and severance agreements, hiring issues, drafting and implementation of policies and procedures, worker classification issues, and other employment matters. Ms. DeKalb has had experience in both state and federal courts as well as matters involving the EEOC, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development, and local Civil Rights Commissions. She also has had extensive experience in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Much of Ms. DeKalb’s practice involved advising employers regarding preventative measures, including on matters related to hiring, discrimination and harassment, personnel policies, discipline and termination, reasonable accommodation of disabled employees, wage and hour, misclassification of workers and leaves of absences. She has lectured at numerous employment law seminars and also offered training and investigation programs for employers on a variety of topics and training, including corrective training for employees who have violated an employer’s discrimination and harassment policy as well as topics such as “How to Properly Conduct Performance Evaluations,” “Make the Right Choices Under Disability and Leave Laws” and other important employment-related topics. Ms. DeKalb has had experience representing municipalities and dealing with the nuances of data practices issues.

Stacey was repeatedly listed as a Minnesota Super Lawyer and was rated AV Preeminent® for the highest level of professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

Education

  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 1977
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1981

News + Articles

Ambiguity in Insurance Policy Leads to Award for Homeowner

Ambiguity in Insurance Policy Leads to Award for Homeowner

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Lommen Abdo News – May 2022

Lommen Abdo News – May 2022

The next edition of our newsletter is ready for review and includes these articles: Kathleen Loucks’ Minnesota Lawyer article: Why are COVID vaccine injuries treated differently? New shareholders: Kelly Sofio, Michelle Kuhl and Wade Johnson. Factors to consider when...

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Wade Johnson Named Shareholder at Lommen Abdo

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Lommen Abdo Welcomes Michelle Kuhl as Shareholder

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Lommen Abdo Welcomes Kelly Sofio as Shareholder

Lommen Abdo Welcomes Kelly Sofio as Shareholder

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