Attorney Kelly Dohm explains the amendment in Workers’ Compensation Benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic issued on April 8, 2020, Temporary Regulations Implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act issued on April 1, 2020 and OSHA and Enforcement Guidance issued on April 10, 2020.
Kelly listens to her clients’ needs and works in an efficient and cost-effective manner in order to achieve the best outcome for them. She especially enjoys working on challenging matters that have a strong human component. No matter the case, she is a zealous advocate for each of her clients.
Kelly proactively advises her clients on the legal consequences of their decisions. She evaluates each case on its merits and provides sound legal advice, always with the best interest of her client in mind. Kelly’s clients benefit from her prior experience at a downtown Minneapolis law firm–without the higher fees.
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Kelly received her B.A., with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her J.D., cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law. She served as a judicial clerk intern for the Honorable Kathleen R. Gearin in Ramsey County before entering private practice. She joined Melchert Hubert Sjodin in 1998 after practicing with a Minneapolis insurance defense litigation firm.
Practicing law for over 20 years, Kelly was certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association in 2012 as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist.
- Minnesota (1995)
- U.S. Federal District Court for Minnesota (1995)
- Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (2011)
- J.D., cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law (1995)
- B.A., English and Music Performance, with distinction, University of Wisconsin Madison (1991)
- Labor and Employment Law Specialist
Professional Activities & Community Involvement
- MSBA Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law (certified in 2012)
- District 110 Foundation Board Member (2015 – present)
- Waconia Choir Boosters Alumni Organization (2014 – 2018)
- Waconia Rotary; current Board Member (July 1, 2015 – present); Past President (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015); President-Elect (2013-2014); Secretary (2005-2013)
- Waconia Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors (2000-2002) (2018 – Present)
The CARES Act went into effect, March 27,2020. The CARES Act changes the landscape of unemployment compensation in our country. The changes that will have the biggest impact in Minnesota for unemployment are three things.
Our state and federal governments have taken swift action this past week in addressing the pandemic of COVID-19 facing our great nation. These drastic measures taken by both our state and federal governments are intended to immediately address the needs of both employers and employees as it relates to several employment laws and grant the much needed economic relief that is required in businesses across the nation and specifically our state. The below is a summary of the swift action that has been taken this past week…
Effective today, July 1, 2019, Minnesota’s new Wage Theft Law goes into effect, except for the provisions of the new law that amend Minnesota Statutes Sec. 609.52 (criminal wage theft and sanctions) which provisions go into effect August 1, 2019.