Phyllis Karasov is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Department at Larkin Hoffman. Phyllis provides employers with advice in all areas of personnel and human resources, including such issues as: local, state and federal discrimination laws; employee handbooks; Americans with Disabilities Act; collective bargaining; hiring, discipline and termination; sexual harassment; employee relations; regulatory compliance; and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
She has extensive experience representing clients in front of administrative agencies and state and federal court. She counsels clients on wage and hour laws, OSHA, and day-to-day employee relations matters. She drafts, enforces and interprets noncompetition agreements, confidentiality agreements, separation agreements, employee handbooks and other types of employment documents and policies.
Phyllis has significant experience representing clients in labor union matters. This experience includes union arbitration, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and administration and interpretation of union contracts.
Phyllis also has an active practice in representing education institutions. Her practice includes advising both private independent schools and institutions of higher education in all aspects of their operation, including labor and employment law, student affairs, regulatory and compliance issues, campus security, employee benefits, tax exempt and governance and volunteer issues.
United States District Court, District of Minnesota
United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
United States District Court, District of Georgia
Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA; J.D.
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; B.A. with distinction
Top 50 Women Lawyers, Super Lawyers magazine
Super Lawyer,® Super Lawyers magazine
(formerly known as Minnesota Law & Politics magazine)
Minnesota Leading Attorney, Leading American Attorneys
Minnesota State Bar Association
Labor and Employment Law Specialist
Employment, Labor and Benefits