Susan E. Tegt is a member of Larkin Hoffman’s Business Litigation Department. She has five years of litigation experience, focusing her practice on commercial, real estate, and franchise litigation. Prior to joining Larkin Hoffman in 2011, Ms. Tegt was an associate at a mid-sized Minneapolis law firm where she litigated in areas of corporate and contractual disputes, along with commercial real estate matters. She has significant experience representing clients throughout the dispute resolution process, including trial, arbitration, and mediation.
U.S. District Court,
District of Minnesota
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Forum on Franchising
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Women in Franchising
Hamline University School of Law,
St. Paul, MN; 2007 J.D., cum laude
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; 2001 B.S.
Franchise and Distribution
Minnesota Legislature Considering Raising Minimum Wage in Minnesota to $9.95 per Hour
A bill to increase Minnesota’s minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9.95 per hour passed its final House committee and could be up for a floor vote in the Minnesota House of Representatives soon.
Court Watch: Franchise Alert - December 2012
In the December 2012 issue of the Law Journal Newsletter's – Franchising Business & Law Alert, Cynthia Klaus and Susan Tegt outlined two recent cases.
Supreme Court to Clarify Employer Liability for Harassment by Supervisors
Next month, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Vance v. Ball State University for the purpose of determining whether an employer may be liable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for the severe or pervasive workplace harassment of an employee by a supervisor having no authority to take formal employment actions against the employee. Vance will finally decide whether a “supervisor” can be a person tasked with monitoring the day-to-day activities of employees or if a “supervisor” requires additional authority, specifically the authority to take formal employment actions, such as hiring or firing.
You Want my Facebook Password?!?! Recent Legislative Trends in Social Networking Privacy and the Workplace
Since the advent of social media, employers have used social media as a tool for vetting job applicants by reviewing applicants’ and employees’ public internet profiles and postings on websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. When this information is publicly available, an employer’s review of social media sites entirely legal, so long as the employment decision is not made on a discriminatory basis. Earlier this year, however, the Associated Press identified an increasing trend where employers are not just reviewing publicly accessible social media profiles, but also asking applicants to disclose their usernames and passwords for social media websites that are restricted to the public or otherwise designated as “private.”
Court Watch: Franchise Alert - September 2012
In the September 2012 issue of the Law Journal Newsletter's – Franchising Business & Law Alert, Cynthia Klaus and Susan Tegt discussed three recent cases.
Court Watch: Franchise Alert - June 2012
Establishing Diversity Jurisdiction in Franchise Dispute: The Value of Injunctive Relief
Susan Tegt contributed an article to the spring newsletter of The Franchise Lawyer.
Taylor v. LSI Corporation of America: A Significant Change in Marital Status Discrimination under the Minnesota Human Rights Act
A recent decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court heightens the exposure faced by employers for marital status discrimination under the Minnesota Human Rights Act (“MHRA”).
Minnesota Legislature Introduces Bill to Collect Sales Taxes from Online Retailers
The 2012 Minnesota legislative session kicked off on January 24th with the reading of several bills that were pre-filed during the legislative recess. Included with these bills is a bill for “Internet Sales Tax Fairness” that, if passed, would require Minnesota consumers to pay state sales taxes to internet retailers who do not maintain retail locations or other facilities within the State of Minnesota.
Supreme Court to Examine Discriminatory Practices Under the Fair Housing Act
The Supreme Court is asked to determine whether a lawsuit can be brought for violation of the Fair Housing Act based not upon a practice that is inherently discriminatory, but rather has a discriminatory effect, or a disparate impact. A group of property owners in the City of St. Paul, Minnesota argue that the City and other government employees violated the Fair Housing Act by aggressively enforcing the City’s housing code, requiring rental properties to meet minimum maintenance standards.
Electronic Data Preservation Practices: Can your Business Keep Up?
Proper data preservation practices are increasingly important as electronic data discovery issues more and more often plague individuals and businesses faced with litigation. Parties to litigation may face sanctions for spoliation when relevant evidence is deleted or destroyed, regardless of whether the destruction or deletion was intentional.
The Women of Larkin Hoffman Host Annual Networking Event
The women of Larkin Hoffman will host a professional networking event at The Museum of Russian Art. The annual event strives to connect women with women to foster professional relationships.
Guests will be able to network, enjoy the latest exhibits and learn about the artwork from museum docents. To register for the event, click here.